Higher Educational Institutions In North Gonder Prepare Students For Rural
Gonder, March 02, 2002 (WIC)- Four Institutions of Higher learning in North Gonder zone
said they were offering their students with training geared towards helping them contribute to
rural development undertakings.
Ato Gizachew Ashagre, Deputy Dean of the Gonder Medical Science University and Ato Lakew
Kebede, Administration and Development Deputy Dean of the Gonder Teachers College told
Walta that their students were receiving orientation courses so as to arm them with the
necessary psychological disposition for their rural development assignments. The orientation
courses, they said, were also being supported with attachment programes that would expose
them to typical rural life and setting, in the environs of their respective institutions.
Meanwhile the Heads of the Debre Tabor Nurses Training Institute and the Woretta
Intermediate Agricultural, Technical and Vocational College said they have redesigned the
curricula of their respective institutions to meet the demands of the health and agricultural
sectors, as outlined in the country's new rural development policy and strategy.
Close to 10,000 students are currently enrolled in all the four higher education institutions in
the zone, it was learnt.