May 6, 2010 ·36 Comments
DEBREZEIT (Somalilandpress) — A well-attended graduation ceremony was held in the campus of the Defense Engineering College in the city of Debrezeit in Ethiopia on Monday. A total of 130 students from different countries received engineering degrees after four years of training.
Ethiopian Defense minister, Mr. Siraj Fegisa attended the graduation ceremony among high status delegation from Rwanda, Somaliland and Djibouti. Chairman of the Joint chief Staff, Col. Ibrahim Aidid and the Commander Chief commander of Somaliland’s armed forces, Ahmed Tanzani, led the delegation from Somaliland, which included other high officers from the military.
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Graduates come from Ethiopia, Somaliland, Rwanda and Djibouti. Between the graduates were 17 students from Somaliland. This is the largest number of graduates from Somaliland. Five students graduated from the same program in 2008. Students from Somaliland specialized in different fields of engineering including mechanical engineering, armament, electrical and computer engineering, automobile technology and industrial design.
The students graduated in the following subjects:-
Aviation power plant technology: 5 students
Automobile technology: 2 students
Manufacturing technology: 3 students
Equipment design: 2 students
Server control: 3 students
Computer Engineering: 1 student
Armament technology: 1 student
Also present were their families and friends. As well as these programmes, Ethiopia also trains Somaliland field generals and army commandos, police forces from the Special Protection Unit (SPU) with the backing and funding of the British government.
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