Royal College Curepipe

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Royal College Curepipe
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The current school building completed in 1914
Royal College Curepipe is located in Mauritius
Royal College Curepipe
Royal College Curepipe
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Coordinates Coordinates: 20°19′04″S 57°31′25″E / 20.31778°S 57.52361°E / -20.31778; 57.52361
School type Public
Founded 1791
Rector Mitranee Kushiram[1]

The Royal College Curepipe (commonly known as RCC), located in the centre of the town of Curepipe, Mauritius, is a state boys-only secondary school.


The 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.[2]

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