Kinross Gold said it is committing $10 million over the next three years to assist the government of Mauritania in establishing a new mining school. The Mauritania Mining School will have two campuses, located in Nouakchott and Akjoujt, and will focus on developing both technicians and engineers for careers in the mining industry. The three-year technician program will focus on mineral technology, and the five-year engineering programs will focus on management of mineral resources and on electro-mechanics. The school is expected to host a total of 340 students and to graduate 50 engineers and 30 technicians annually. It is scheduled to start in 2013-2014.

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