Ethiopia launches its first science museum

By Zerihun Getachew

 ADDIS ABABA (EBC)-The first Science Museum of Ethiopia, which is said to help promoting science and research in the country, has been opened Monday at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

The University has established the museum and Engineering and Mathematics Center, in cooperation with Israeli aid agencies based in the US.

Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigutie said on the opening ceremony that the museum levels up students understanding for science, and as a result contributes for the industry led economic policy of the nation to be followed in the near future.

 The Addis Ababa Science and Technology University president Dr. Tarekegn Tadesse said for his part that students at all levels can make use of the museum with the center, for upgrading their knowhow in science.

The center built with 16 million Birr displays different research results and indicates the level of science at present, he added.

Students and educators can visit the museum and the center to help advance their knowledge and expertise in science, it was indicated.