Unity University will continue expanding its program areas to contribute its share in response to the country’s dire need for skilled human power, the president said.
By Tewodros Kassa & Henok Tibebu (The Ethiopian Herald) |
Unity University graduated 798 students with first and second degree in various disciplines on Saturday (July 30). The University graduated 17 students in Mining Engineering which is the first ever in the country.
Guest of Honor MIDROC Ethiopia Chairperson Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Hussien Al-Amoudi said that the nation has huge investment potential that require more skilled human power. Graduates from various Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) are working in the investment sector, he added.
The company gives attention to ensuring quality education and increasing the number of competent human power that meet the national demand, he said. The Chairperson also called on the graduates to serve their nation with diligence.
Unity University President and Company CEO Dr. Arega Yirdaw on his part said that the university strives to ensure quality education and produce responsible citizens.
As education is a lifelong practice, graduates are expected to make themselves ready to learn from all aspects of life and do something special to the motherland, he added.
Dr. Arega said the University would continue expanding its program areas to contribute its share in response to the country’s dire need for skilled human power.
According to him, the university has launched two new programs in animal production and technology as well as horticulture production and technology.
“A country’s economic development is associated with the availability of well trained human power and capability of utilizing latest science and technology outputs effectively and efficiently.”
The University has awarded honorary medal to the proprietor of the previous Ethiopian Tourism brand, “Ethiopia Thirteen Months of Sunshine”, Habte Selassie Tafesse and the father of advertising, Wubishet Workalemahu for their outstanding contribution in their respective career.
Similarly, Bethel Medical College graduated yesterday 88 students in Public Health, Nursing BSc and Medicine.
Guest of Honor Dr. Mesfin Araya told the graduates that their first job must be getting their patients’ trust and creating confidence on themselves. He emphasized that the graduates are expected to be compassionate, respectful and most of all alert for the nation’s developmental call as it envisions being one of the middle income economies.
Noting the role of private sector in the health sector, Dr. Mesfin said that the contribution is encouraging. The nation’s health related problems cannot be addressed by the government alone. More contribution is expected from the private sector.
He said quality medical education is currently a central focus. And the sense of quality begins from the instructors’ motivation to produce qualified students. However, health professionals working in government or private hospitals should also accept internship trainees humbly and pass their knowledge and skill to them.
College Dean Prof. Legesse Zerihun also said the College has been recognized as one of the top private higher learning institutions in the country by the Ethiopian Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald
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