Senegalese Economy Minister Amadou Hott, who is visiting Israel this week, has met with Mitrelli Group president Haim Taib in Herzliya to discuss building 23 vocational technology centers in Senegal.
Hott’s visit is part of the Senegalese government’s effort to turn Senegal into a hi-tech educational powerhouse in Africa that will attract and form the next generation of local and regional entrepreneurs and contribute to the improvement of the productivity, competitiveness and performance of the private and public sector in the country, Mitrelli said Monday in a press release.
Hott also met with representatives of Mitrelli’s educational subsidiary Focus Education and joined them to visit the Afeka Academic College of Engineering and its president, Prof. Ami Moyal, where he was given a guided tour that focused on engineering education.
Hott and Moyal discussed the curriculum for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and the latest technological tools implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing education to the 3,000 students studying at the college.
“This is a very important project of the Senegalese government and Mitrelli Group to promote entrepreneurship and hi-tech education,” Taib said. “These centers will be inspired by Israeli models of practical engineering education – something that will significantly contribute to the ecosystem and will bring about real changes in many areas of education, employment and innovation.”