Sagittarius was set up in May 1992, the operations starting in January 1993. The organisation was designed and structured by three professionals;
Timothy Timeri Murari
Since its operations started, Sagittarius has grown and now has a second branch situated at Flacq offering the same courses as at Quatre – Bornes.
Nb (i) Flacq is found in the east of Mauritius and Quatre Bornes in the centre
(ii) The information that follows is in relation of the Quatre Bornes and the Flacq branches
Sagittarius is registered with the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) and with the MQA (Mauritius Qualifications Authority). All courses run by the center are approved by these regulatory authorities, hence companies sponsoring the employees to study at Sagittarius are entitled for a rebate of up to 75% of fees paid, under the “levy and grant” system, put in place by the government of Mauritius, as an incentive to propagate education and training.
The main operation of Sagittarius is to offer semi-professional and professional courses to candidates who have already completed college.
Note that all the courses offered are from International awarding bodies, based in the United Kingdom.
The courses are run as full-time, Part-time, Evenings course and during Weekends. As the majority of the target student population are in full-time employment. The lectures are held;
in the evenings between 1.00 pm – 8.00pm
Saturdays 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Sundays 8.00 am – noon
Any new programmes that will be included to the existing portfolio will be run according to the same pattern of schedule, unless we find new demand.
Sagittarius also undertake consultancy and project management work on contract basis.
Whereas the number of students vary from term to term (n.b. by one term, we mean 6 months), the population of Sagittarius students can be averaged at 600 across the courses. They are mostly working people.
Sagittarius employs a pool of 40 lecturers, most of them on a part- time basis, as they are in full time employment. Since all the courses offered are British progammes, we find it convenient to recruit British Graduates.
Sagittarius also invites lecturers from the UK to run workshops and seminars, at least two times in a year.
We are proud to mention that over the last 20+ years Sagittarius students have achieved several world class results and have won international awards and medals.