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Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology
I am actually in Rodrigues for the launching of the MRC (Mauritius Research Council) Rodrigues Office to be held at the Conference Room of Rodrigues Administration, Port Mathurin. The office will promote a robust research/technology cooperation process in Rodrigues through capacity building and research/technology exchange programs.

‘Setting up of a Centre for Professional Legal Studies’

 I had a meeting, with officers of my ministry, representatives of the University of Mauritius and the Tertiary Education Commission in presence of Hon. Y. Varma Attorney General, to discuss for the setting up of a centre for Professional Legal Studies, where Bar Vocational Courses would be dispensed to holders of a degree in law wishing to pursue a career as barrister, lawyer, attorney or notary.

‘Cultural Programme on the occasion of Divali’

It is with great pleasure and privilege that I find myself associated, with the Divali festival organised by the students and staff of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.  I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Chairman of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and Rabindranath Tagore Institute Council, the Director of the MGI and Officer-in-Charge of the MGI and RTI, and all the staff members of the Institute for the invitation and I extend my warmest wishes to all of them on the very special festival of lights.Wish you all a happy, prosperous and an enlightened Deepavali !  May the light that emanates from the diyas on the night of Deepavali show us the way to a better understanding of each other, so that peace may prevail in Mauritius.

Press Conference – Theme ‘L’enseignement Superieur : Les enjeux’

I met the press today to speak on the new challenges facing the tertiary sector. I submitted to the press the future plans and projects in view to helping students to attend university campuses that we intend to put up in the coming months.

‘Work hard. But build an exceptional family life. What’s the point of reaching the mountain top but getting there alone '

‘Meeting University Students’


‘Graduation Ceremony 2011’

 I was at the Graduation Ceremony 2011  for the ‘Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities’ (Part 11), held at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit. Congratulation to the graduands !

‘Courtesy Call’

I met with His Excellency, Enrique Antonio Prieto López, Ambassador designate of the Republic of Cuba, to discuss areas of cooperation between Cuba and Mauritius in field of tertiary education.

‘Opening ceremony of Universiade 2011’

I launched the ‘Universiade 2011’ (An inter Tertiary Education Institutions Sports Competition Meet) today at the gymnasium of the University of Mauritius, Reduit. I am glad to say that 17 tertiary institutions are participating in the first UNIVERSIADE and we received about 1500 entries for the different sports disciplines. I am convinced that our students will have positive experiences through their participation in UNIVERSIADE 2011 which contribute towards building a ‘Sporting Mauritius’. I would like to thank the sponsors namely the Standard Chartered Bank (the main sponsor), SICOM and the ABC Group of companies for their participation in the 1st Universiade. I congratulate the organisers and members of the organising team who have done a great job in putting together the program. I wish all participants good luck !