It was a pleasure to be at the Official Opening of the National Forum on Youth and Entrepreneurship, an event that focuses on the important issues of youth entrepreneurship and innovation. To my young friends, I would say that being innovative and entrepreneurial is to be willing to devote yourselves fully and unreservedly to making your business ideas a reality. More than ever our country needs its young citizens to stand up and showcase their inherent creativity. We must all remember that the business leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow are the youth of this country; our young students; our young scholars, our young businessmen. Today’s students are going to shape our future tomorrow. So it is our duty to do our best to shape their education today. My Ministry, in accordance with the vision of the Government of Mauritius, continues to place significant emphasis on the young people of the nation. The objective of my Ministry is to point toward the building of a knowledge society and an innovative society. I would like to emphasize that this event cannot only influence the future generations and inheritors of this country, but also benefit our economic recovery.
- 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