Ethiopia’s first science museum

Last month, Ethiopia opened its first science museum, at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. From the news article:

Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigutie said on the opening ceremony that the museum levels up students understanding for science, and as a result contributes for the industry led economic policy of the nation to be followed in the near future.

The Addis Ababa Science and Technology University president Dr. Tarekegn Tadesse said for his part that students at all levels can make use of the museum with the center, for upgrading their knowhow in science.

Here’s a news segment about the opening. It’s mostly not in English (apart from a vox pop, and the words “science” and “museum”) but you can get some glimpses of what it looks like, although it’s mostly shots of people milling about at the opening reception, and a long shot of the entrance.

It sounds like the museum will be focusing on outreach to students, which is great! A few years ago, Ethiopia also launched a science academy.

Would love to see some better images of the museum, though!

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