Prof. Awad Saad Hassan, Vice Chancellor of the University, addressed the start of the training course for French language teachers in the faculties of education in Sudanese universities, namely, Sudan University of Science and Technology, the University of Khartoum, the University of Nyala, Dilling University and the University of Gezira.
The Vice Chancellor welcomed the audience and Mr. Frantz SIDI-AMI, the advisor for linguistic and educational cooperation at the embassy, within the framework of the FSPI Project (Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects) to train French language instructors and develop French language programs in faculties of education.
The vice chancellor stressed on the importance of continuous development, as training enhances the performance of lecturers in various fields, and added that Sudan is built through human resource development, exchanging experiences and knowledge transfer. It is worth to mention that cooperation between the university and the French embassy began in 2019 with an e-learning training course in Alexandria, Egypt, for Francophone universities, and he mentioned that SUST embraced the recommendation to move to e-learning.
The university continued to train instructors in e-learning in response to the covid19 pandemic, and therefore, became the first university to fully turn to online learning as the pandemic continues, he added.
Furthermore, he expressed his happiness with the participation of staff from other states universities in the training course. Other states must obtain their share of development and progress in training, he added.
Finally, he thanked the French Republic and the French Embassy for their cooperation with the university in organizing courses and providing textbooks, and he expressed his desire to maximize cooperation between the two sides for the general benefit of both countries.
Mr. Frantz SIDI-AMI, the advisor for linguistic and educational cooperation at the embassy, addressed the audience indicating that the current training course is within the framework of the French language development project in the faculties of education in Sudanese universities, in the period from 2021-2023, adding that five teachers will be trained in France later on. He thanked Sudan University and its management for hosting the course and extended his thanks to Dr. Siham Almisbah, Dean of the College of Education at Sudan University, for organizing the course and coordinating between the university and the embassy, and hoped for the continuation of fruitful cooperation between the two sides.