I was at the public lecture on open and distance learning on the theme , “Tertiary Education: How open ?” delivered by Sir John Daniel, President and CEO of the commonwealth of Learning, held at the conference hall, of the Cyber Tower 1, Ebène. We are indeed very lucky to have Sir John Daniel in our midst, as we are living exciting times in the tertiary sector. We have the intention of setting up an Open University very soon. We appreciate the contributions of the Commonwealth of Learning in assisting us in this endeavour. A special thanks to their senior staff who have come over this year to guide us through the thinking process for the setting up of the Open University. The international platform provides us with a unique opportunity to learn from Sir John’s wide experience in the field of Open and distance education internationally. I thank again, Sir John to have come in and share his knowledge with us.
- Rajesh Jeetah
- 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
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 6:07 PM
You are all invited to a public lecture on open and distance learning on the theme , “Tertiary Education: How open ?” delivered by Sir John Daniel, President and CEO of the commonwealth of Learning, to be held at the conference hall, of the Cyber Tower 1, Ebène at 1600 hrs.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 12:25 PM
I met with Professor Jiri Dvorak, Chairman of the FIFA Medical Assessment Research Centre and his Technical Team accompanied by Mr. D. Persunnoo, President of the Mauritius Football Association.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 12:03 PM
I was at the launching of the lifelong Learning for women’s Empowerment, held at The Link, Hotel, Ebène. I warmly welcome the initiative by my colleague the Hon Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare in collaboration with all the stakeholders, specially the VCILT (Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies) of the University of Mauritius, who have dedicated much effort towards this project which aims at increasing importance of lifelong learning in entrepreneurship for economic Development and using technology as a driver for learning and knowledge dissemination, at a time where everyone is a user of a mobile phone and internet is becoming more widespread. In implementing our vision for women’s development, we must seek the collaboration of local, regional and international partners. We must encourage all sectors of society to work together to achieve the development of our society in an inclusive manner. I am fully confident that my Ministry and the efforts of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare will be working in parallel to support the agenda. I thank again the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) for their support in driving Life Long Learning in Mauritius.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 9:54 AM