Congratulations to all the graduands for their success in their studies. Their family members, parents and specially their teachers need to be thanked and remembered on this day as they have also contributed to their success. I am informed that one student T. Beeharry has achieved the prestigious Roll of Honour Award from NCC Education and one student V. Nowbut, for securing both the Roll of Honour and Regional High Achiever Award from NCC education. Special congratulations to the two young people who are toppers among students in 50 countries. Such outstanding performance is a positive sign for our higher education sector in Mauritius. Some people may believe or not believe in our vision of developing a knowledge based economy, but each day demonstrates that we are gradually moving towards this vision. Our efforts are bringing results. Students have a huge responsibility now. As said by the legendary Nelson Mandela : “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I urge you now to go out in the world and make a difference. What is most important now for you is to implement what you have learnt. I would like to share this beautiful quote which says: “Good students + good Teachers = Good Nation”. Wish you all the very best in life and congratulations once again.
- 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