Addis Ababa February 09/ 2016 Four of the 23 center of excellences expected to be established in Africa with the support of the World Bank are going to be built in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Education announced.
The centers to be established at the Addis Ababa and Haromaya universities are part of the World Bank's 140 million USD project to establish center of excellences in various areas.
The World Bank has launched the project to support Africa through building research and study facilities in agriculture, science and technology, as well as health and education.
The World Bank will extend 24 million USD for the establishment of the centers, State Minister Kaba Urgessa told ENA.
The universities got the chance following the acceptance of the proposals they have submitted to the Group along with other universities.
Universities from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, Ruwanda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda have submitted 108 proposals to win the chance.
Of the 20 proposals submitted by Ethiopian universities including Addis Ababa, Mekele, Gonder, Haromaya and Jimma, among other, four are accepted.
Kaba said the establishment of the centers in Ethiopia will have great importance in the efforts towards human resource development.
Since the areas for the centers are among the priorities of the nation, they will add momentum for the realization of targets set in those areas, he added.