School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences held External Curriculum Review Workshop

School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Hawassa University, conducted external curriculum review workshop to start three post graduate programs. Namely, PhD in Plant bio-technology, MSc in Environmental Horticulture and Landscaping and MSc in Bio-energy Science and Technology.

On the workshop which was held at Dr. Geremew Haile Hall, College of Agriculture on July 16, 2016 Gashaw Mitike (PhD), Head of School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences made a welcoming speech in which he declared that the school has been running several programs both under graduate and post graduate programs. According to him, the School has two BSc, nine MSc and four PhD programs. He added that, the School continues its leading position and is committed to produce unique professionals in the area of plant bio-technology with the support of collaborative projects such as NORAD and others.

Hawassa University is one of the first generation Universities and is actively engaged in teaching learning, research, community service and technology transfer in collaboration with different governmental and non-governmental organizations and collaborative projects according to Tesfaye Abebe (PhD), Vice President for research and Technology transfer, Hawassa University.

Dr. Tesfaye speaking on the event added that the three curricula reviewed are very important and are highly needed so as to develop the required human capital in the area of plant and Horticultural Sciences and they can fasten the overall growth of the country markedly.

A total of 100 Participants including Hawassa University’s top management bodies, higher governmental bodies, invited guests from different institutions and researchers as well as other stakeholders attended the workshop.