American college of technology inaugurated
Offering degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science at the graduate level, the American College of Technology (ACT) has been inaugurated in the capital.
The school is teaming up with the American based Maharishi University of Management (MUM) to offer an American quality level education within Ethiopia. A division of Maryland based Sholla Technology, and to be its hub; started to educate Ethiopian IT professionals by a noted one-time Ethiopian academician, AsmamawAtnafuMengistie (PhD), an Ethiopian diaspora in the US.
“Through Sholla Technology, we have trained over 1500 Ethiopian IT professionals for high paying jobs in the competitive market of the United States,” he told The Reporter. “As a returnee, we have ample opportunities to invest in a wide array of fields, but the education sector is where we are needed the most to invest in and where I am able to use my expertise and earned experience to good use within Ethiopia.”
The now entrepreneur told a press conference at its headquarters that the executives of the new school are in the process of facilitating a chance for some of its students to do part of their education at the campus of Maharishi in Iowa, a non-profit institution that has an open, relaxed admissions policy and offers unique education like Transcendental Meditation techniques.
The school located in the ICT Mart building in Arat Kilo behind Tourist Hotel came about an investment of 42 million Birr to help the “local Information Communication Technology capacity, as part of Ethiopia’s development agenda,” said Asmamaw.