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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

‘Visit from the Report Company’


Last week I had the visit of Jessica Eise, Editorial Director and Alexandra Benard, Project Director both from the Report Company in exclusive partnership with Guardian News and Media. I was interviewed by them on the Vision of Government for the creation of the Mauritian knowledge hub.

‘Site Visit to St Esprit Church, Bel Air / Meeting with all stakeholders in the context of “XL (40) heures” (Police, District Council, Church Organizations and Others) ‘




'Every second u dwell on the past u steal frm ur future'

‘Opening of the ACCA Mauritius Career Fair 2012’


It was a great pleasure for me today to be associated with this initiative of the ACCA Mauritius Branch – the ACCA Mauritius Career Fair 2012, which is geared towards promoting the development of the Accountancy Profession and to facilitate recruitment.  More importantly it is meant to create an awareness on career opportunities in the Finance and Accounting sector and to provide a meeting platform between jobseekers in the Finance and Accounting sector and companies looking for skilled manpower. It is the objective of the Government to make of Mauritius a knowledge hub and I am proud to say today that with the clear objectives that my Ministry has set, already reknown institutions are knocking at our doors so as to establish themselves here and foreign students are already looking forward for an exclusive learning experience in Mauritius.  We want to attract 100,000 foreign students to Mauritius by 2020 and I am sure that professional bodies like ACCA Mauritius can in the near future develop into a centre of excellence for the region and  be a major player in the realisation of this objective. I congratulate the organizing team for this first event, which I wish, gets the expected success and meets the required objectives.  I also wish employers to access the right Finance and Accountancy talents for their organisation through the ACCA Careers channels.

‘Courtesy Call’

I met with Hassan M. Khan Pro Chancellor, Riphah International University, Chief Executive Officer, RAK College of Dental Sciences to discuss collaboration in the tertiary sector.

'Be the change that u wish to see most in ur world' M.Gandhi

‘Visit from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)‘

I met with Dr. Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Professor & Chairperson International Projects Division Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi and Project Director India-Africa Institute of Foreign Trade (IAIFT) Kampala (Uganda) and others. The Indian Institute of foreign trade (IIFT) is an autonomous organisation to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analyzing and disseminating data and conducting research.

'We don't laugh because we r happy.We r happy because we laugh' W.James

‘Mobile Apps 2012 – Harnessing the Mauritian Ecosystem’


It was indeed a pleasure to be at the launching of the Mobile Apps. 2012 Workshop, today at the Cyber Tower Conference Hall, Ebéne.  The combine of digitization, smart phone penetration and mobile apps has profoundly changed the way people go about their everyday lives. It has unquestionably impacted just about every sector of the economy. We find mobile services and applications everywhere nowadays, and this is a technology which is driving the economy and changing all sectors of society including the higher education sector. As Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, I have witnessed during the past years how the world of education has been changing. I would like to congratulate the University of Technology, Mauritius for this initiative which reflects the willingness of the university to modernise and innovate and engage deeply in research and development. I appreciate the grant offered by the ICT Authority for this event and I am sure that the outcome of this 3 days’ workshop will be beneficial to the country.