Masere signs deal for Ijivitari students to study in Israel

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ELEVEN students from Ijivitari, in Northern, will study in Israel after an agreement was signed with the Israeli government.
MP Richard Masere said the students will study agriculture and health in Israel from next year.
“Since we signed the covenant with the people of Israel, their embassy in Canberra has now committed to support some of our initiatives in Ijivitari,” he said.
“They have now agreed to sponsor 11 students to Israel next year, 10 of those are in agriculture field and one in health.
“The agriculture students will spend 12 months for diploma studies while the student undertaking health studies will spend two years for masters in health administration,” Masere said.
He said the Israeli government also agreed to support the Ijivitari district with specialist doctors to be based at the St Margaret’s District Hospital at Oro Bay.
“We have one doctor there so under that agreement we will have doctors from Israel working on rotation every month.”
Masere said in addition to that the Israeli government will also be providing two lecturers in agriculture for the University of Natural Resource and Environment’s Popondetta campus.
“Because the national government is investing into agriculture sector we want to quickly tap into it and participate.
“We are looking at ways to build the agricultural sector, build technical expertise so when the students return they would be employed within our district office or in the field of agriculture.”
Masere said the Israel government has agreed to fund a solar farm at Oro Bay and build a water system for the hospital.
“The solar farm will be built within the community of the hospital and will supply power.”

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