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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

Launching of ‘Scholarly Communication African Programme (SCAP)’

I launched the ‘Scholarly Communication African Programme (SCAP)’, held at the Lecture Theatre of the University of Mauritius. I extend a special warm welcome to the SCAP team from South Africa. The Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP) is a three-year, IDRC funded initiative aimed at increasing African Universities contribution to regional and global knowledge production. I am sure that this will be beneficial to scholarly communications at the University of Mauritius. It gives me pleasure to launch this project and trust that the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme will be of great success.  I expect that the issues and concerns that may arise, along with the practical outcomes of the meetings and workshop, will prove to be illuminating and valuable.

‘Visit from the International Labour Office (ILO)’

I met with a delegation from the International Labour office (ILO), to discuss collaboration between the International Labour Office (ILO), Maastricht University and other international organizations, also the University of Mauritius on offering a Master of Science (MSc) in Social Protection Financing.

‘Courtesy Call’

I met with Mr. Nick Leake, British High Commissioner in Mauritius and Miss. Dawn Long, Director of British Council in my office.