AAU to Launch Satellite, Video Distance Education

 AAU to Launch Satellite, Video Distance Education



   Addis Ababa, March 05, 2002 (ENA)_ The Addis Ababa University (AAU) says it has

   finalized preparations to launch satellite and video distance education programme as of next



   AAU President, Prof. Eshetu Wencheko said the programme would help meet the country's

   demand for more skilled manpower and give wider opportunity to professionals who could not

   pursue their academic career in the regular education  progrmme.


   Prof. Eshetu made the remarks at the graduation of 48 medical doctors here Sunday.


   Close to 21,000 students are enrolled in the regular and extension programmes, he said.


   Medical Faculty Dean, Dr. Abubeker Bedri said on the occasion that four of the graduates

   were female.


   The dean said including the current batch the faculty has graduated about 2,000 medical

   doctors over the past 38 years.