I was, immensely proud to be present at the 10th Annual Convocation Ceremony of the School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering of the University of Technology, Mauritius. Congratulations to the students for having successfully completed their academic studies at the university. They are now better equipped to achieve success in their chosen field. I would here, like to share with them some inspiring words by the owner of Dell computers, Michael Dell: “Now it’s time for you to move on to what’s next. You must not let anything deter you from taking those first steps. Don’t spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity. Recognize that there will be failures, and acknowledge that there will be obstacles. But you will learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others, for there is very little learning in success.” I seize this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the staff of the University for their contribution in their success and also for putting in place a robust framework for producing quality professionals in the fields of Information Technology, Science, Engineering and Management.
- 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
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