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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

‘Courtesy Call’

I met with His Excellency, Enrique Antonio Prieto López, Ambassador designate of the Republic of Cuba, to discuss areas of cooperation between Cuba and Mauritius in field of tertiary education.

‘Opening ceremony of Universiade 2011’

I launched the ‘Universiade 2011’ (An inter Tertiary Education Institutions Sports Competition Meet) today at the gymnasium of the University of Mauritius, Reduit. I am glad to say that 17 tertiary institutions are participating in the first UNIVERSIADE and we received about 1500 entries for the different sports disciplines. I am convinced that our students will have positive experiences through their participation in UNIVERSIADE 2011 which contribute towards building a ‘Sporting Mauritius’. I would like to thank the sponsors namely the Standard Chartered Bank (the main sponsor), SICOM and the ABC Group of companies for their participation in the 1st Universiade. I congratulate the organisers and members of the organising team who have done a great job in putting together the program. I wish all participants good luck !

‘It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.’