- 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
Speech - ‘Launching Ceremony of YK Business School Journal of Management’
Thursday 5th of June at 2.30 p.m
Venue : YK Business School, Belle Terre Rd, Highlands
It gives me great pleasure to be here again this afternoon - the first time was at the inauguration of the campus, and this time on this significant occasion of the launching of the Management Journal.
Educational institutions need time to grow and mature. There are no shortcuts to success. YK Business School, I understand, has grown from very modest origins, from a rented building in Quatre Bornes, with some 25 students in 2002 to where it is now in this purpose built campus with a roll of over 1200 students.
Government is leaving no stone unturned to sustain the policy of making Mauritius an Education Hub. But we must admit that it is the effort of each institution to develop its full potential and aim at quality at all levels that will help build a solid reputation for our tertiary sector to attract students, locally and internationally, to study in our country.
It is essential that avenues are found for the development of partnerships not just among players in academia but also with the private sector for investment. The tertiary education sector has a critical role to play in the economy. With its capacity to carry out research, it can not only dissect and diagnose issues but must also make innovative proposals to benefit all the sectors of the economy. That is why research endeavours must focus on issues of national importance.
Viewed from this perspective, this initiative of the YK Business School to publish a Journal of Management is laudable. As rightly pointed out in opening note of the editorial board, this journal is a platform for students, academics, industry and the general public to engage in healthy debate in the presence of live data derived from vibrant sectors of our economy – tourism, human resource planning, mobile telephony, business process re-engineering, amongst others.
Apart from the need to share information, there is also the avowed intention to open up to others and accommodate, in the coming issues of the journal, the work of scholars from other institutions. I think the scene is being set for excellent collaboration among research scholars and tertiary institutions through the recognition and publication of quality research work.
I cannot but wish long life to this very commendable endeavour and hope that similar initiatives in other subject areas see the light of day.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 1:28 PM