Royal College Port-Louis (Mauritius)

Royal College Port-Louis (Mauritius)

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Royal College Port-Louis (Mauritius)

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The Royal College of Port Louis is a state owned boys high school located at Cassis, Mauritius. It is commonly referred to as RCPL. The first stone of the school's building at Cassis was laid by Princess Margaret during her first visit to Mauritius in 1956. Uteem Cassam. , L'express, Mauritius, July 25, 2009. <!--accessed January 9, 2010-->

RCPL is considered to be one of the most prestigious secondary institutions of the island. It admits only those having achieved the highest levels at the end of their Primary Education... RCPL has the tradition of Higher School Certificate laureates who compete for state scholarships for foreign tertiary education.


The creation of the college dates back to 1799 during the French colonisation period by Charles Isidor De Caen. The institution was then called "Lycée des Iles de France et de la Réunion", providing a primary and secondary education with a maximum capacity of 300 students.

In 1810, the island became an English colony. The institution’s name was thus changed to “Lycée Colonial”. As the English took full possession of the island, it became important for them to have an English name for the institution. Thus, in 1817, the college was renamed ‘’’Royal College of Mauritius’’’ following a decree from His Majesty the King of England. The school’s reputation and status grew with time, such that British students from Bourbon island (Now Réunion island), the...
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