Asmara — Asmara Teachers Education Institute (ATEI) has been upgraded to Community College. The new college, titled "Asmara Community College of Education," has started rendering diploma courses in line with the certificate course it has been providing.
Mr. Alem Gebrekal, Director of the College, said that the nurturing of diploma graduates in the field of education is a vital prerequisite for enhancing quality of basic education. He further explained that the process of upgrading the Institute involved a 3-year venture in drawing a sound curriculum and recruitment of 45 competitive instructors.
Ferdos Si'ud, a Certificate student, Mohammed-Seid Amr and Walta Kiros expressed satisfaction with the upgrading of the Institute, and said that such opportunity is a remarkable opportunity for a number of nationals seeking career development in the domain of education. Furthermore, they commended the commitment of lecturers, and disclosed that there are ample facilities in the College.
Asmara Community College of Education has so far registered 730 students.