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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


It was my great pleasure to address the stakeholders of the tertiary education community from different parts of the world to this event-THE MAURITIUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY & CAREER EXPO (10-12 feb 2012 at Free Port Exhibition Center, Mer Rouge).  Let me extend a warm welcome to those of them who have travelled thousands of miles to Mauritius. This year the Rotary Club of Grand Bay has broken its own record by having more than 80 universities from Australia, China, England, France, Holland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan and USA to participate in this event. The presence of these universities provides wider opportunities for all those who want to embark on tertiary education.  Students and parents are presented with wider choices in terms of countries, institutions, programmes and costs. I wish the different institutions a fruitful interaction with students and parents and I am sure that, this will be beneficial to the institutions and our students.

‘Setting up a York University in Mts’


I met with Dr.Janusz A.Kozinski, presently Dean of York University as well as Saskatchewan University, Canada, Mr. J.Ajwani, Chairman, Mr. Kris Chin, Director, Chandni Oil Company (Mts) Ltd, and Mr. B. Rajaonson, Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank (Madagascar Country Office), to discuss the possibility of setting up a York University in Mauritius. Dr.Janusz A.Kozinski is one of the world’s most widely acknowledged experts in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts focused on anti-bioterrorism.

.‘Courtesy call’


Prof. Henri Cohen Solal, Director, Founder of ‘Institut International Mediation Interculturelle et Sociale’ and Mr. Nicolas Weiss paid a courtesy call upon me.