An interview with the dean of Faculty of Engineering
( 28 Sep 2017 ) We got an opportunity to interview Abdurahman Ismail Dhaqane, the dean of the faculty of Engineering and asked the following questions:
Q1.: When was the faculty established? And what was the reason for the establishment?
A1: The faculty was established in 2013 after MU administration saw the country’s need for highly qualified engineers to address the pressing demands and after a long planning and thinking to open the faculty. This came after 18 years since the inception of the University.
Q2: What were the main achievements since its establishment?
A2: The main achievements the faculty has achieved so far include: purchase of new engineering laboratory which is its first kind in the country. The lab helps students understand and reinforce theoretical concepts while doing their experiments. The faculty provides the students in the 5th year opportunities to conduct internships in various companies including construction companies where students can make more practical training. The laboratory of the faculty is also used by local instruction companies where they conduct their experiments and tests.
Q3: What is your plan in rebuilding and constructing the country?
A.: As we know for almost the last three decades the country had profoundly been destroyed its buildings but now it is gradually recovering. We are striving for producing qualified civil engineers to get a better quality of construction and safety in our country. We also aim to increase engineering research innovations
Q4: How about the quality of the curriculum and teachers
A4: Mogadishu University is internationally recognized university which is an active member of regional and international education associations. Since its establishment, the faculty has been committed to high standard academic excellence by proving internationally recognized curriculum. We also hired qualified foreign and Somali teachers.
Q5: What are the requirements when hiring a teacher?
A5: We look both in terms of experience and Ph.D. degrees.
Q6: Finally, what advice would you give to first year engineering student?
QA6: I would like to say freshman student in our faculty, as you are at the doorstep of a profession, be an active learner, hardworking student who also likes teamwork.
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