“We chose CTU because it is a technological university where experts in technical skills abound,” said Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institute (TVETI) Deputy Director for Academics Prof. Teshale Berecha Yadessa.
Currently, TVETI has only two doctorate degree holders in technology hence the necessity to upgrade the education of the faculty as mandated by the Ethiopian government.
Meanwhile, Cebu Technological University has produced a number of professors in the PhD in Technology Management program.
TVETI team conducted a screening on Wednesday, February 14, for applicants with a doctorate degree in technology management.
Qualifiers will receive a tax-free allowance,VISA, two-way ticket and Green ID.
Yadessa said that the provisions are prompted by the Ethiopian government’s hefty allocation on education.
The deal allows the CTU faculty to also teach in the master’s program with specializations in automotive, construction/civil, electrical power and control, electronics and communication, ICT, and manufacturing or metal technology and other areas as agreed upon.
It further includes student exchanges, visiting professors to Ethiopia, research activities and teaching in the baccalaureate degree program with the aforementioned fields.
The memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed by the CTU President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta, Jr. and Professor Yadessa on February 13, 2017 at CTU-Main Campus.
Other attendees were CTU Vice President for Acadmic Affairs Dr. Victor D. Villaganas, Vice President for Research and Development Dr. Gloria G. Delan, Vice President for Publication, Extension and Business Affairs Dr. Edgar U. Tibay, University Director for Instruction Dr. Severino Romano, College of Technology Dean Dr. Marde T. Ponce, College of Engineering Dean Dr. Nolasco K. Malabago, faculty and staff. Office of the Director for Internationalization