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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

“Science Through Colours”


I was at the Prize giving ceremony for the Science through Colours 2013 to reward the winners of the second  Edition of the on-spot drawing and painting contest targeted at Form I, II and III students. The Project Competition is a laudable initiative of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in collaboration with the Indian High Commission and the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre. The Theme for this year’s edition of Science Through Colours is “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013”.I would like to congratulate the winners for their success, and my congratulations also go to all the other participants in the competition and wish them, best of luck next time.  I also wish to thank the members of the jury who, I am sure must have had a difficult task to identify the winners.

‘Courtesy Call’

I met with John Phillips, International Development Manager for the London School of Commerce today. The aim of the visit was to discuss the possibility of setting up a branch of the London School of Commerce in Mauritius.

‘Working Session with ’Le Club de la presse TIC/CCIFM’


I had a fruitful working session with ‘Le club de la presse TIC/CCIFM’ which regroups chief executives of the ICT sector and journalists specialized in the sector representing the main press of the country.

'Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.Involve me and I learn' Benjamin Franklin

‘Meeting World Bank Team’


I had a meeting with a World Bank team lead by Ms.Haleh Bridi, Country Director . The aim of the meeting was to discuss government policies for the development of tertiary education and explore possibilities for world bank assistance in the  implementation of same.