It was a pleasure to be at the University of Mauritius for the launching of the book on ‘Enhancing Democratic Systems: The Media in Mauritius’. I am given to understand that this book is the fruitful outcome of the proceedings of the workshop that was held in September 2010 under the aegis of the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities with the strategic support of UNESCO’s Eastern Africa cluster.I trust that the book we launched captures the exchanges and thoughts of a range of stakeholders – academics, media professionals and operators, regulatory bodies and even political actors on the interface between the media and democracy. We need to take such studies into our classrooms, newsrooms to educate the public about the challenges we face in enhancing and consolidating democracy in Mauritius.
- 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 was indeed a great pleasure for me to be in their midst on the occasion of the award ceremony of the Web Design Competition for 2011.I appreciate in particular that this competition has been set up through the commitment of the University of Mauritius Web Experts with the support of the Tertiary Education Commission. I congratulate the organizers and winners of this website design competition 2011. I wish our budding web designers a lot of success and I look forward to all of them making the valuable contribution to enhance the visibility of the Tertiary Education sector in Mauritius.
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