A total of 381 students graduated from Hamelmalo College of Agriculture yesterday in degree and diploma levels.
Hamelmalo, 25 July 2010 – A total of 381 students graduated from Hamelmalo College of Agriculture yesterday in degree and diploma levels.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony in which Ministers, Regional Administrators, religious leaders, and other invited guests took part, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, congratulated the graduates and their parents and stressed on the need for the now skilled human resources to play their due role in implementing the outlined plan towards achieving food security.
Noting that countries that have gained food security have achieved it through promoting education and research, the Minister said that the Government’s substantial investment to upgrade skilled manpower attests to its commitment to achieving food security. He also called on the graduates to redouble efforts so as to produce satisfactory supply to the local market as well as for export purposes.
The Dean of the College of Agriculture, Mr. Semere Amlesom said that the college has graduated about 93 students in degree in five agricultural fields and the remaining 288 students at diploma level. He also added that 22% of the graduates are female.
Pointing out that the College is now in good position as a result of the undertaken efforts, Mr. Semere reminded the graduates to diligently serve their country and people.
The representative of the students on his part reiterated the graduates’ readiness to live up to the nation’s expectations.
Hamelmalo College of Agriculture has so far graduated about 1,143 students in degree and diploma levels in three batches.