- 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
It gave me great pleasure to be at the Launching Ceremony for the award of the National Research Chairs held at The Link, Hotel, Ebéne. Today’s ceremony is an important milestone in the consolidation of our research infrastructure. The National Research Chairs Programme is a long term commitment of Government to invest in Research to create jobs, strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life of all Mauritians. Investing in Research is crucial for developing highly skilled people and improving long-term competitiveness of the Mauritian economy. It is with these goals in mind that we have created the National Research Chairs at the UoM and/or UTM. I would like to thank the Tertiary Education Commission for the rigorous selection process for the National Research Chairs. I take this opportunity to congratulate all the recipients of the National Research Chairs awards. I hope this will generate the necessary competitive spirit that will increase our appetite for success as a nation.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 3:01 PM