Omo Kuraz, 3 universities sign MoU

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Addis Ababa, 27 June 2014 (WIC) - The Omo Kuraz sugar development project has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 3 universities based in the SNNP Regional State.

The agreement was signed with Hawassa, Arba Minch and Mizan Tepi universities, general manager of Omo Kuraz sugar development project, Nuredin Asaro told WIC.

According to the agreement, the universities will produce skilled manpower as well as provide short and long-term training for employees of the project, he said.

An agreement was also signed with Jinka, Bonga, Wolaita and Mizan Tepi technical and vocational colleges, Nuredin added.

He said the colleges have agreed to train middle-level manpower equipped with the necessary skills in sugar development.

According to Nuredin, Arba Minch University is undertaking preparations to launch masters program in sugarcane development, while Semera University eyes to become a center of excellence in the same area.