Hamelmalo College of Agriculture today announced it’s US$4 million extension building complex will soon be completed to start providing Postgraduate programs and other higher Scientific research activities.
The two-storey complex will have a modern lab, classroom and other facilities that provides a better learning environment for the postgraduate students.
Located 11 kilometers north of Keren, Anseba region, the college so far graduated 1,788 students with degree and diploma in the domains of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Science, Horticulture, Seed Control, Land and Environmental Resources as well as Animal Husbandry.
The college has been playing a significant role by nurturing thousands of skilled human resources that are making commendable contribution towards ensuring food security in the country.
Dean of the College, Mr. Semere Amlesom (M.Sc), stated that the college which commenced in 2005 with 475 students and 32 lecturers have now more than 1,900 students in its roster both for degree and diploma programs. He further stated that more than 30 graduate assistants and lecturers that has been sent oversees for Masters and PhD. have now back concluding their higher studies.
Mr. Semere noted that the college is now set to begin its maiden Master’s program in four disciplines with those degree graduates who are presently working in different places in the country.To ensure the quality and standards of the education, the college has already forged a close relationship and exchange programs with foreign universities.
The College’s location has created conducive environment for research work and agricultural extension exposure.