Upgrading of Institute said Vital in the Implementation of Development Program
Addis Ababa June 29, 2001 (WIC)- Chief of the Gambella State, Okelo Gnegelo said the
upgrading of the Gambella education and health science Center to College level will be
instrumental in realizing the five-year development programme.
Speaking at the inaugural of the College today, the Chief said, the opening of the college
would solve the lack of skilled and trained manpower in the state.
He said the local population, governmental and non -governmental organizations should stand
by the state in refurbishing the facilities of the college and strengthening teaching and
learning process in the college.
Speaking on his part, dean of the College, Girma Assefa said four dormitories, three offices,
one class room as well as a library had been constructed with 11 million birr budget allocated
by the State council in a bid to upgrade the institute to a college level.
Various textbooks and educational materials worth 5 million birr have been procured he said,
adding that 4.5 million birr was allocated by the State to purchase additional materials to the
He said the upgrading of the institute to college level would enable to enroll 1000 students
against only the 550 in the past.