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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

‘Meeting with a team from Accenture Services’


I met with a team from Accenture services, headed by Krishan Deeljore, HR Director to discuss an online training program in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for students and fresh graduates, focused on technology and professional development skills required on the local job market.

‘Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment ‘Buddha

‘Courtesy Call’


His Excellency Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, together with a delegation from India paid a courtesy call upon me yesterday.

‘Courtesy Call’

Dr Lesley Emanuel, Higher Education Specialist, paid a courtesy call upon me yesterday. Dr Lesley Emanuel is a corporate trainer, editor and writer, and her research interests include mentoring and coaching, in-service learning, Work Based Learning and Higher Education, the relationships between Higher Education and work, changing forms of knowledge, and quality assurance(of Work Based Learning).



I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the University of Mauritius and the World Trade Organisation for the organisation of this Second Edition of the International Conference on International Trade and Investment. This meeting which will group experts from various fields and will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest thinking in international trade, investment, aid, regional integration, trade competitiveness, climate change, labour market issues and poverty. My Ministry aims at making Mauritius a knowledge society and position the country as a Knowledge Hub, and a Centre of Higher Learning and Excellence to serve both local and regional needs. I am convinced that today’s presentations and discussions will further contribute to the existing knowledge on international trade and investment and will prove immensely useful not only to academics but also to policy makers, practitioners and the wider public. I would like to thank all participants for the interest and enthusiasm they have shown by coming from all the corners of the world to participate in this international Conference in Mauritius. I wish them all a very fruitful conference.



Last year I promised to make the inter university sports competition - Universiade an annual event. We have kept our promise. We are all gathered for the official opening of Universiade 2012. My Ministry decided to start this inter-university sports competition because we believe that the campus should be a vibrant environment with opportunities for academic learning as well as development of the personality, building team spirit and engaging in healthy leisure. We all know how sport is important for health and education. I would like to congratulate all the students – about 1800 and the 21 institutions who are participating. I have a special word of encouragement for the foreign students. I am also very pleased to note the participation of a larger number of girls in the sports activities. We would like our tertiary education institutions to develop a network of sports activities and encouraged their students to participate in these activities. They should also have the opportunity to participate in international and regional sports events in the future. Once this permanent structure is in place we should also aim at establishing affiliation with other International University Sports Federation, which organizes similar university championships. I wish to extend my thanks to all the members of the organising team, the Sports Federations and in particular the Ministry of Youth and Sports for their invaluable collaboration.