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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

‘Lecture by the Nobel Laureate, Prof Robert Huber’



It was a special privilege to be at a Lecture delivered by the distinguished Nobel Laureate, Prof Robert Huber. With very modest origins, Professor Huber has risen to become one of the superstars of science through his dedication, commitment, sense of purpose and perseverance in the quest for new knowledge. In his autobiography, he states how the family struggled for some milk and bread during the war and how he taught himself chemistry, by reading all textbooks which he could get. I hope that today’s interaction between Professor Huber and our young scientists and researchers will provide our young people with inspiration and motivate them to follow the paths of such great scientists. I would like to thank the Mauritius Research Council, the University of Mauritius, and the International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry 2012 (ICPAC) for organizing this unique and special event.

‘Prize Giving Ceremony’

I was at a Prize giving ceremony organised by a social club based at Port Louis Central Market. It was an opportunity for me to share the vision of the Prime Minister for Tertiary education. It was really a pleasure to spend some time with them and I wish them well !