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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

‘Convocation Ceremony’


I was at the 9th Convocation ceremony of the University of Technology (UTM), held at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, Réduit. I thank the University for having given me, the opportunity to address the Graduands, their families, their well wishers and the valued guests who have spared some of their precious time to grace the ceremony on the special occasion. Some words for the graduands..............the future belong to you, graduands! The Certificate you will receive today is just a license for the journey you are about to take.  And, this journey starts from today. Life will bring its own surprises, its own ups and downs, successes and failures, happiness and frustrations. Remember that the success of man is not judged just by the heights one reaches in life, but by the number of times one can rise after falling. On this great day in your life, I can only wish you all the best.

‘Regional Focal Points Meeting for Africa & the Mediterranean’


I launched the ‘Regional Focal Points Meeting for Africa & the Mediterranean’, in presence of Sir John Daniel, President and CEO of the Commonwealth of learning and other eminent personalities at The Link Hotel, Ebène. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.