The Burundian Minister of Higher Education visits IUA.
Prof. Kamal Mohammed Obaid, the University's vice chancellor received HE Mr. Gaspaba Yankeobuna, Minister of Higher Education in Burundi, accompanied by the vice chancellor University of Burundi and other delegations on Sunday morning, 16/12/2018 in the reception of Mahjoub Al-Hussein at the IUA administrative building, among those that are presence during the meeting; Dr. Musa Taha Tay-Allah, Deputy vice chancellor academic and Cultural Affairs, Mr. Tajuddin Nyam, the head of the Office of External Relations and Mr. Qamar Al-Anbiya Issa, Head of Public Relations and Information.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Kamal Obaid welcomed the delegation in advance with a brief introduction about the university, its students, Faculties as well as its academic programs. The two sides discussed several crucial topics in service and development of the educational process in both countries. This visit comes as one of the outcomes of the recent visit of the IUA vice chancellor to the Republic of Burundi. The Minister thanked the University for its hospitality, and expressed his readiness to cooperate with the University as they signed a memorandum of understanding between the two sides in order to activate this good relationship after, the honorable minister and the accompanying delegation accompanied by the vice chancellor of the university on a guided tour to a number of units and faculties of the university, including the faculties of the South-East Complex and the Faculty of Dentistry, e-Learning Center, where the delegation toured the Al-alamiya TV channel`s studios and Radio Africa, as he conducted a dialogue in which he spoke about the significance and objectives of his visit to the IUA.
Furthermore, the delegation headed to the university farm in Aelophon where they were received by the Dean of the faculty of Agricultural Processing and Technological Production as well as the Director of the farm who gave a detailed explanation of the farm and its various units. The delegation toured the various farm units from the olive presses, jam factories, juices and greenhouses, the poultry project and the ponds Fish.
Lastly, the delegation also praised the great effort and development witnessed from the University and the experience that they described as a giant. The delegation expressed their willingness and desire for joint cooperation in the field of agriculture between the two sides. It is expected that there will be a memorandum of understanding between the two sides.