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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

‘Video Conference’


I chaired a video conference between a team from my ministry and a team from IIT Delhi (India) headed by  Prof. R.K. Shevgaonkar, Director, to discuss the implementation of the project for the setting up of an IIT-like Institution in Mauritius.

‘Meeting students of University of Mauritius’

‘Courtesy Call’


Carol Hanlon, Manager of Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre (TCF), Western Australia paid a courtesy call upon me today, to discuss areas of collaboration between the Fashion and Design Institute of Mauritius (FDI) and the TCF.

‘Treizième Colloque des études créoles Langues creoles, mondialisation et éducation’




Je suis personnellement fier de faire partie d’un gouvernement qui a non seulement donné à la langue créole une reconnaissance officielle, mais qui l’a introduit aussi officiellement à l’école ; ce qui est d’un apport pédagogique considérable pour nos enfants. Je tiens à féliciter tous ceux qui ont contribué à cette évolution historique à l’Université de Maurice, en permettant que les études créoles puissent ainsi s’insérerdans le cursus académique. Nou pays byen fier li pe accueillir enecollok den lenvergir international. Mo espereki sa conferencela pou permette noutougagnbannesanzekvalorizdavantaznoulangaz.

‘Inauguration of YK Business School’


I inaugurated the YK Business School yesterday at Highlands. The Business School specializes in providing supported distance education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in the fields of business management and tourism. The launching of a new campus-based tertiary institution is always an occasion of great significance, especially in the world of education. YK Business School is a joint venture with South African partners, especially the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) and the Regent Business School, which is presently equipped with modern school facilities and latest technology, and that the School has already a student population of about 1200 students since its inception in Mauritius. The Government of Mauritius has always laid great emphasis on the development of human resources in our development strategy. I extend my congratulations and best wishes to everyone associated with the School. I am confident that the YK Business School will grow to become a leading Business School and continue its good work by providing professional, educational and social opportunities for students and alumni that will facilitate a lifelong relationship with each other and I also hope that this tertiary institution will produce many leaders of Mauritius of tomorrow. I wish them all success in their noble endeavours.