The number of students joining the Hamelmalo College of Agriculture has increased by 15% as the fields of study introduced in the college are becoming of high demand by students, stated Mr. Semere Amlesom, Dean of the College.
Hamelmalo, 28 December 2010 – The number of students joining the Hamelmalo College of Agriculture has increased by 15% as the fields of study introduced in the college are becoming of high demand by students, stated Mr. Semere Amlesom, Dean of the College.
He pointed out that the College is now standing on solid ground both in terms of the number of student enrollment and the quality of the courses being provided. It has enrolled over 600 freshmen students this year alone, which in turn contributed to the rise of the number of students to a total of 1,500.
Mr. Semere further indicated that the College is currently offering 7 degree and 5 diploma programs in different fields of study both in theoretical and practical aspects. Conducive ground has also been created for undertaking research studies, he added.
Also in line with efforts to tackle the lack of enough veterinary professionals at the national level, students who pursued education in the field of veterinary at diploma level have now been made to pursue degree program education. He went on to say that female participation in Agricultural Science in general and Agro-economy in particular is quite impressive, thus representing a major leap in this regard.
Reports indicated that instructors of the College who have been studying abroad in the fields of engineering and archeology have returned home and are making significant contribution in facilitating the teaching-learning process there. Another 17 instructors of the College are also pursuing advanced education abroad.
Moreover, the Dean noted that preparations are underway to construct a Ground+2 building complex so as to elevate the College to the University level which would also integrate the laboratory and practical tasks which used to be carried out separately.