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Royal College Curepipe

Royal College Curepipe

Curepipe, Mauritius

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Description The Royal College Curepipe, located in the centre of the town of Curepipe, Mauritius, is a state boys-only secondary school.HistoryThe Royal College Curepipe is one of the oldest educational institutions of the Republic of Mauritius. The history of the Royal College Curepipe stretches back to 1791 when the predecessor of the Royal College of Curepipe, the Collège National also known as the Collège Colonial was founded in Port Louis. It was reserved for the children of the privileged classes of that area, and the college was known as École Centrale in 1800, before taking that of Lycée Colonial from 1803 to 1810 during the final years of the French rule in Mauritius. The Lycée Colonial was a boarding school and military training was introduced. For six months after the British conquest in 1810, the Lycée Colonial was used as a military hospital. In 1813 the name of the college was changed by a decree of Governor Sir Robert Farquhar, and became the Royal College. The current school building dates from 1914.Notable alumni Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard - Physiologist and neurologist W. H. Lionel Cox - Judge Ajay Daby - Lawyer and politician Pravind Jugnauth - Prime Minister Raman Osman - Governor-General Navin Ramgoolam - Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam - Prime Minister and Governor-General Guy Rozemont - Trade unionist

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