Ministry donates 20,000 tablets to medical schools

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from Government of Ethiopia
Published on 08 Jun 2016 View Original

Addis Ababa June 08/2016 Ministry of Health handed over 20,000 tablets to medical schools in 28 public universities in order to ensure quality of education so as to produce skilled professionals in the health sector.

State Minister of Health Dr. Amir Aman said during the occasion that the tablets that cost 13.8 million USD will enable medical students’ access to up to date information in the field.

The donation is part of the efforts of the Ministry towards bringing quality education in institutions of higher learning.

Sixteen of the 28 universities have a program that allows medical students get access to lectures online. According to the Minister, efforts are being exerted to expand this practice to all universities.

The tablets will allow students to access these lectures, with or without access to internet as well as e-books, research works and journals.

Currently 17, 000 medical students are attending classes in the 28 public universities.

Gondar University Vice President, Solomon Abrha on his part said that the tablets would play crucial role in delivering quality education, since it will provide opportunity for students to get easy access to books and research papers.