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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 of delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat’


I met with a delegation from the Commonwealth Secretariat headed by Dr Sylvia Anie, Director. The aim of the visit was to discuss for the arrangements in the context of the forthcoming event the ‘18th Conference of the Commonwealth Education Ministers (28th -31st August 2012)’ to be held in Mauritius.

‘Training Course on Research Methodology’

I proceeded to the launching of the ‘Training Courses on Research Methodology, held at the seat of the Mauritius Research Council. The Mauritius Research Council has a national mandate to develop national research policies and encourage researchers. Research is meant to increase knowledge and development and is the application of knowledge to industry, management, economy, business and social development.  Good quality research requires additional skills to complement the academic training of researchers. These include good communication skills, use of specific statistical packages, flawless report writing skills, formulation of relevant market survey reports, ability to publish in high impact factor journals. We need some role models, some research champions from academia and the business world. I would like to request the Chairman and Board of the Mauritius Research Council to go further by keeping track of the trainees and assessing whether the training has been put into practice through publication of research.