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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

‘Workshop on Technology Transfer’

I proceeded to the launching of a ‘Workshop on Technology Transfer’, organised by the Mauritius Research Council in collaboration with the National Intellectual Property Management Office of South Africa, the Department of Science and Technology , South Africa, and the Southern African Research & Innovation Management  Association. The main objective of the worshop is to enhance knowledge on Technology Transfer and develop the appropriate mechanisms and services for its effective use among research, training, teaching institutions and industry.

'Success isn't a popularity contest'

‘Visit to St Esprit Church in my constituency’


‘Workshop for Science Educators’

I proceeded to the launching of the workshop for Science Educators today at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre. I would like to invite suggestions and proposals from the participants on how we can increase interest for science subjects at school and make learning of science more attractive and exciting. They should tell us about the best strategies the teacher can adopt for disseminating their scientific knowledge and how my Ministry, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, the Mauritius Research Council can support them, teachers to attract more students towards the scientific fields. I invite all other secondary schools to participate in this type of workshop and to request the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre to organize more activities for science educators on a regional basis and even consider awarding a Best Science Educators Award every year to give recognition to the formidable work being carried out by educators in the teaching of Science.I wish them all fruitful interactions.