I was at an Interactive Session on Science with the students of the Mahatma Gandhi Secondary School (MGSS) at Nouvelle France. In 2010, Government has mandated the RGSC to organise outreach programmes such as the ‘Caravane de la Science’ throughout the island, to sensitise our student population and the public at large on the importance of studying science. No country can develop without an appropriate base of science and technology. Our competitiveness and indeed our survival as a nation is dependent on the level of Science and Technology. We need scientists, doctors, researchers, engineers etc to pave the way towards the creation of the technology base for the Mauritian society. My sincere thanks go to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, the MGI/RTI Council, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre and the MGSS, Nouvelle France. I would also like to impress upon the rectors and teachers to motivate their students to participate in such kind of activities. I wish all students all the best as they pursue their passion in Science and Technology. I am confident that they will rise to meet the challenge and be a significant part of our nation’s human capital to realize a prosperous and vibrant nation.
- Rajesh Jeetah
- 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