Wollega University, School of Veterinary Medicine, MOU signed with Bedelle Regional

MOU signedWollega University, School of Veterinary Medicine, today (10 Deceber, 2021), signed Memorandom of Understanding (MOU) with two long term partners. Bedelle Regional Veterinary Laboratory has been working with the University's School of Veterinary medicine since its establishement. Similarly, East Wollega Zone Agricultural office has been accepting and training the school's students for practical attachments and research works in its different Veterinary clinics.

Thanking both partners for their cooperation in the previous years, Dr. Melka Hika, Academic Affairs Vice president, underscored that signing MOU to collaborate in teaching, research, and practical attachments will help the University to discharge its responsibility in providing quality education and produce qualified and competent graduates.

Dr. Diriba Diba, vice president for research, community service, and Industry Linkage on his part added that a single sector cannot solve all societal problems by its own alone. Hence, collaboration is important to fill each other's weaknesses and join hands for the betterment our community's livelihood and produce skilled and capable graduates. He also emphasized that though it is mandatory to work according to our agreement, for both partners, it is also good to consider things which are not exhausted in the lists.

MOU signed3Ob.Asfaw Hambisa, head of E/W/Z Agricultural office, on his part reminding the audience the historical background of the quest for higher learning institution in Western Ethiopia, Wollega University, he expressed his feeling that his office has not rendered the necessary support to the University, and vice versa. But after this agreement his office will provide the necessary support with confidence and abide by it. The head has also asked the University management and the school to set a periodical monitoring and evaluation mechanism of the effectiveness of the collaboration.

Ob Teka Keno, director of Bedelle Regional Vererinary Laboratory, on his part, highlighted the scope and coverage of the regional lab's actvities to the audience. Conducting research (in 8 zones, in 135 'woredas' in more than 1300 rural kebeles), diagnosing disease, providing training to different clinical practitioners to build their capacity to effectively discharge their responsibility are its major activities accrording to the director. As the region's laboratory is a home for many senior and beginner researchers from all over the country, today's signing of MOU is only to make official and binding for both partners to confidently work together and scale up the existing partnership, said ob. Teka. He has also confirmed that his institution is committed to implement the MOU.

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