Faculty of Veterinary at University of Bahri has celebrated, at Paradise Hotel in Khartoum, the closing ceremony of scientific training programmes for the students of East Africa University (Somalia). The delegation included nineteen male and female students of different levels. The ceremony was attended by Professor Salim Jibreel Ahmed, Secretariat of Academic Affairs and university’s representative, Professor Adel M. A. Salman, Dean of Faculty of Veterinary, Professor Alnour Abd Alrahman, Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr Mohammed Yousuf, Director of Cultural Relations & Information, Mr Ahmed Elsheikh, representative of Somalian community in Sudan, Abd Alrasheed Abdullah Elmi, representative of East Africa University, and a number of faculty deans and heads of departments. The scientific training programme consisted of theoretical lectures and practical training in different fields of Veterinary.
Professor Salim Jibreel Ahmed, Secretariat of Academic Affairs and university’s representative, said that one of higher education institutions’ priority is cooperation with different universities in order to exchange scientific knowledge, indicating that Somalia and Sudan represent a single body, therefore the university wishes that the cooperation between both universities continues at each faculty level. He has also ensured supporting all suggestions in this term, particularly providing scholarships for Somalian students.
On the other hand, Professor Adel M. A. Salman said that the objective of these visits was to acquire more experiences and expertise as well as intellectual and knowledge cross-fertilization among students. In addition, he stressed the importance of training exchange among students at the time that Dr Mohammed Yousuf, Director of Cultural Relations & Information, welcomed the guests and appraised Faculty of Veterinary at University of Bahri for hosting Somalian students for training.
In a relevant context, Abd Alrasheed Abdullah Elmi, representative of East Africa University, said that the visit was realised by massive efforts from both universities. Moreover, he added that the current scientific training programme represents a realistic and practical interpretation to implement the agreement which is signed by both parties. He then urged the University of Bahri to provide more educational opportunities for Somalian students in the university.
In the same context, Mr Ahmed Elsheikh, representative of Somalian community in Sudan, thanked University of Bahri and explained that Sudanese nation had done whatever it takes to help the Somalian nation in international events, adding that neighbouring countries had sent Somalia many military troops whereas the Republic of Sudan had sent qualified scientific cadre. Next, he expressed his cordial desire that the close relationship and the fruitful cooperation between the two nations would continue in all aspects specially the scientific ones.
Finally, there were many programs associating the training session illustrated in field visits to research and scientific institutions and other cultural events.