AAU, AU to Launch Post-graduate programmes
Addis Ababa, July 10, 2001 (WIC)- The Ministry of Education disclosed that the Addis
Ababa and Alemaya Universities have completed preparations to launch various post-graduate
programmes within the coming four years.
Education Minister Genet Zewdie told WIC today that, the Addis Ababa University would
strengthen its post-graduate programmes of Economics, Medicine, Language Biology, and
Physics and launch new programmes in Law, Pharmacy, Statistics, Computer Science, Civil
Engineering, Electrical and Chemical Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.
The Minister says the Alemya University will also offer post-graduate programmes in animal
and plant sciences and agricultural engineering and Economics in addition to the doctorate
programmes it intends to provide in some of the above-mentioned studies.
When the post-graduate programmes are launched, Ethiopia would be able to offer such
programmes to some 4,000 post-graduate students as opposed to the only 800-1000 students
who undergo the post-graduate programmes every year, the Minister noted.
She further said that beginning from 1997 E.C., the Jimma, Mekelle, Gondar and South
Universities would also launch similar programmes.
According to her, preparations were underway to upgrade the Arba Minch Water Technology
and the Gondar Medical Colleges into Universities.
The Minister remarked the activities being undertaken in the area of education would
significantly help raise the number of skilled manpower and help attain economic development
in the country.