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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

I will be attending the ‘Eighth Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society Minister’s Forum’ which is being held in Kyoto, Japan from the 2nd to 6th of October 2011. I will seize this opportunity to meet some noble prize winners in view of future collaboration.

‘Press Conference on UNIVERSIADE 2011’

A press conference was held at The Link Hotel Ebéne to launch the ‘UNIVERSIADE 2011’ (An Inter Tertiary Institutions Sports Competition).  It is being organised by my Ministry and the Tertiary Education Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The practice of sport is considered to be important in the overall development of the psyche and character of any individual. It is therefore essential that the capacity to develop physical, intellectual and moral qualities through sports be guaranteed within the educational system. This competition will also provide another platform to expose students to an arena in which all persons are treated fairly, regardless of their background or social standing.

‘ The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ‘