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Centrale Nantes Bachelor student wins first prize in the Mauritius Maritime Week essay competition

Congratulations to Bijou Mwaura, first year Bachelor student on the Centrale Nantes Mauritius Campus, winner of the first prize in the Mauritius Maritime Week essay competition 2018. She received her award from the Mauritian Prime Minister Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on 24 January 2018.

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Bijou Mwaura is enrolled in first year of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering on Centrale Nantes Mauritius Campus. She won first prize in the Mauritius Maritime Week essay competition 2018. Her outstanding essay gained the highest recognition for her writing skills and her ability to provide important insights into the ocean economy. The Mauritian Prime Minister Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth gave her the award at the prize-giving ceremony in Mauritius on 24 January 2018.

The essay competition was organised as part of the first ever Mauritius Maritime Week, from 22 to 26 January 2018, by the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA), Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research in partnership with the British Council. The competition aimed to promote interest and future careers in the ocean economy. The essays were expected to cover the following areas:

  • Different aspects of the Mauritian economy that are dependent on the sea.
  • The nature of that dependency and the critical factors that may affect how successful Mauritius is and continues to be with respect to the blue economy.
  • How Mauritius can grow its work in the blue economy.
Prof. Frédéric Meslin, Director of Centrale Nantes, Mauritius Campus commented "As an international key contributor into research and innovation in maritime sector, Centrale Nantes is proud to see one of our Bachelor students from our Mauritian Campus win this competition.



Bijou pictured receiving the award for first prize from Mauritian Prime Minister Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth


From left to right, Mr. Ojwang (ECN Student), Prof. Meslin (Director ECN Mauritius), Mrs. Mdawe (Secretary-General, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya), Mrs Mwaura (ECN Student, First Prize Winner), Mr. Kaluba (General Manager at Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Ltd).
 

Published on February 1, 2018 Updated on September 11, 2018