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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 ‘Université de Limoges’

I met with Prof. Bernard Vareille and his assistant, Dr. Frederick Nervé from ‘Université de Limoges’ accompanied by Tertiary Education Commission Personnel. The aim of the visit was in the context of the reforms of the education structure for professional law courses in Mauritius.



I am pleased to associate myself with the University of Mauritius and the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) on the occasion of the Award ceremony of the Project competition on the theme of ‘More with Less’, focusing on efficiency improvement in the use of water, energy and materials. I understand that there has been a very enthusiastic participation in this joint project and that 3 best teams have been selected for their realistic prototypes. I am quite eager to learn about these innovative ideas and projects of our young students. I wish to congratulate all the students who have participated in the project and I thank the University and the MITD as well as the UNDP for having initiated this project.

“Caravane de la Science” – Dhunput Lallah SSS

I was at an Interactive Session on the occasion of the visit of the “Caravane de la Science” to “Dhunputh Lallah” State Secondary School. I have no doubt that such activities will enable the students to increase their knowledge in science which is crucial for the development of their young and talented scientific minds. With the support of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources and the PSSA, several secondary schools have been identified for this year in the four educational zones to host the event. The Caravane is therefore being organised jointly with the host school. Students and teachers of the host schools are encouraged to take part in the event by setting up an exhibition corner on science and technology. Other stakeholders are also being invited to participate by showcasing the applications of Science and Technology in their working environment. With the strategy of holding the “Caravane de la science” at schools, we are targeting our young and talented minds students in every corner of the island to encourage them to study science.



I am pleased to associate myself with the Mauritius College of the Air for the Award of Certificates ceremony. Through its partnerships with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, (CILT), the Mauritius College of the Air have taken some commendable initiatives by providing training in specialsed fields as logistics, mass communication and journalism. It has also trained about 400 library and documentation staff, which was a scarcity area some years ago. I congratulate the 87 candidates who have completed their studies at the Mauritius College of the Air and convey my best wishes to them in their careers.