During the meeting with representatives of the French Embassy in Addis Ababa, the university’s president, Prof. Takele Tadesse, said the university is working to become a center for technology-led agriculture and health excellence.
The president added: He said the university’s focus is on agriculture, health, engineering, geology, tourism, and humanities.
“This is a time for Africa and Ethiopia as well,” he said. Professor Takele Tadesse.
He said the construction of a tourism center is underway in the Wolaita Damota Mountain area. He said the efforts of the university’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the International Relations Directorate to launch French-language education at the university are encouraging.
During the discussion, French language teachers will be hired for Wolayita Sodo University; French for Professional Purpose and French as a Foreign Language Curriculum Design Provides capacity building training for coordinators to ensure the quality of language education; According to representatives of the French Embassy in Addis Ababa, teaching materials (Maps, Posters, Decorations, textbooks, etc.) will be provided.
Abraham Kebede, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University, said the French language course, which is planned to be launched by the college, is multi-faceted. In particular, it will play an important role in the development of tourism and increasing the ICT capacity of the university, he said.
It was learned that the French Embassy in Addis Ababa and the African Union and Wolayita Sodo University have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding at a forthcoming conference.