College of Natural and Computational Science and the Ethiopian Radiation Prevention Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework of co-operation between the two institutions. The MOU was signed on September 07, 2018 in a ceremony held at the University’s Resource Center.

The objective of this agreement is to indicate sustainable and efficient co-operation on radiation controlling and management options to reduce the risk of radiation around exposed working areas, like laboratories in teaching experiments and hospitals.

In our country’s context, radiation risk is not given that much attention, even if, the risk is there. This agreement helps to create an awareness about the radiation risk and to use it by minimizing the risk, so that, the communities and the laboratory technicians who use radiation active equipments will be safe by creating an awareness about how to prevent radiation hazards.

Dr. Jemal Yousuf, Acting President of the University, and Mr. Solomon Getachew, ERPA General Director signed the MOU.

Dr. Jemal said, “Haramaya University with its long years of experience and having renowned professionals in different disciplines will continue signing various agreements to services community and to create healthy working environment.” He also expressed the University’s commitment to fully discharge its part, because health should be prioritized, so that this MOU shall prove to be by far more than just a document on the shelf.

Mr. Solomon also expressed the authority’s commitment to work together in different activities that are related to radiation control and management issues. The Authority has created strong work relations with many institutions, so that, this agreement signed with Haramaya University is also one of these institutions in Ethiopia.

During the occasion, the two parties indicated that the main goal of the partnership is to establish strong relationship between the two organizations. In addition, the linkage would promote direct co-operation and communication among the institutions related to radiation controlling and management issues.

The ceremony was witnessed by university management members as well as invited guests.