The cornerstone for the construction of the first ever university in the Benshangul Gumuz State was laid. Education Minister Mekonen Demeke and the State Chief Ahmed Nassir laid the cornerstone. The University is one of the ten new universities the government plans to construct with a view to expanding higher learning institutions in various parts of the country. The government has allocated huge budget for the construction of the universities. Preparations are well underway to launch the construction of the university on 125 hectares. The construction is expected to be completed in two years time.
(The Ethiopian Herald)