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CITREC in Media – University of Mauritius CGA Partnership

CITREC has signed partnership Agreement with University of Mauritius. More details on the media coverage can be obtained by visiting the web-links below.

SIAST students graduate a world away

SIAST Graduates in Mauritius

SIAST Graduates in Mauritius

The first graduates in Mauritius received SIAST diplomas in Business Administration this fall.

Through a brokerage arrangement with the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) and the Canadian International Training and Education Corp (CITREC), students in Mauritius can receive a valuable Canadian credential without having to leave their home country.

The diploma program is delivered by local instructors to fee-paying students.

The 13 Mauritian students who have received their SIAST diplomas qualify to further their education at Canadian institutions with which SIAST has transfer credit agreements. And upon graduation in Canada, international students may also qualify to seek permanent residence in Saskatchewan under the graduate category of the Saskatchewan Immigration Nomination Program (SINP).

SIAST has been offering the two-year diploma program in Mauritus, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, since 2009.

Kelly-Anne Riess, mySIAST Editor
SIAST Marketing and Communications

CITREC University of Mauritius Sign CGA Partnership Agreement

University of Mauritius & CITREC sign Partnership Agreement

(L-R) Canadian High Commissioner to Mauritius, Her Excellency Adele Dion, CITREC CEO Ashwant Dwivedi and UOM Vice Chancellor Prof Konrad Morgan during the Signing of Partnership Agreement. between UOM and CITREC.

The  Canadian  International  Training  &  Education  Corp  (CITREC) and the University of Mauritius (UOM) have signed a partnership agreement that will  ensure  that  UOM  graduates  receive  transfer  credits towards  their  study  of Canada’s Certified General Accountants Association certification (CGA) program.

This historic agreement signed between UOM and CITREC was witnessed by Canadian High Commissioner to Mauritius Her Excellency Adele Dion who praised the signing of the agreement between CITREC and UOM as a major step towards strengthening education partnership with Canada.

The agreement was signed by visiting CITREC CEO Ashwant Dwivedi and UoM Vice Chancellor Professor Konrad Morgan.

In another major achievement by the UOM, as part of its agreement, CGA Canada in partnership with CITREC has  evaluated  UOM  degree  standards  and found  them  to  be substantially equivalent to Canadian degree standards.  As such an undergraduate  degree  from the  UOM  in  any discipline  is  recognized  by  CGA  Canada  as  having  met  the university degree requirement.

As a CGA policy, all students will be required to have a university degree that is assessed  as  equivalent  to  a  Canadian  university  degree.  UOM becomes  the  first University  in  Mauritius  and  the  first  in  the  Southern  African Development Community  (SADC)  to  have  reached  this  agreement  with  CITREC  and  CGA Canada. The degree from UOM may  be  in  any  discipline,  not  just accounting  or business. This degree combines versatile management education and core business skills that compliment CGA’s accounting and financial management professional studies. A student who does not have a university degree from an institute that is recognized by CGA Canada cannot graduate with the CGA designation, however the student can still enroll in CGA program and work towards receiving the degree.

“We all recognize the power of collaboration and look forward to the benefits that this productive relationship will provide to our respective organizations.  With our combined force, UOM students can look forward to international learning opportunities which will stand them in good stead for their future careers in the global accounting economy,” CGA Canada Vice-President International Lyle Handfield said.

Mr. Handfield said that CGA Canada works closely with tertiary institutions around the world ensuring students meet the association’s high academic and professional standards.

“Through our representative CITREC, this new agreement will provide Mauritian students with the opportunity to earn a prestigious university degree and internationally recognized professional accounting designation” Mr. Handfield said.

CITREC CEO Mr. Dwivedi said that as part  of  this  agreement, students  of  UOM  who  decide  to  pursue  the  CGA designation  will receive  multiple  course  credit  towards CGA’s  foundation  and advanced level courses towards their study of the CGA program.

“For the Foundation  Studies  (Levels  1  –  3)  of  the  CGA  program a  UOM  student who has graduated with a BSc (Hons) Accounting program will receive a number of transfer credits  towards  the  CGA  foundation  and Advanced Level study,” Mr Dwivedi said.

Mr. Dwivedi also announced the opportunity for the UoM to offer advance level courses by incorporating CGA curriculum into its current business program.

” I am pleased to offer this opportunity to UoM on behalf of CGA Canada,” Mr. Dwivedi said.

Mauritians  who  have  other  designations,  which  include  ACCA, CPA  Australia, CPA Ireland and OEC France, can also apply to receive CGA designation. The  CGA  Designation  is  recognized  throughout  Canada  and  around the  world. CGA  represents  a  network  of  more  then  75,000  members  who  are working  in Canada and around the world.