AAU College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture holds Commencement

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture graduated 152 students at its campus found in Bishoftu /Debre Zeyit/ on the 10th of October 2021.

According to the announcement by the dean of the college, Assistance Professor Hika Waktole, 97 students graduated from the institute with a bachelor’s degree, 45 master’s and 10 with PhD degrees.

As stated by Professor Tassew Woldehanna, the President of AAU, in addition to theory and practical education, the graduates are well-versed in life skills training and have a better chance of creating jobs and being employed elsewhere.

In addition to the qualifications of the graduates, the growing of recognition and competitiveness of the AAU at the global level is of great importance in creating jobs and further learning opportunities, Prof. Tassew said.

Besides to qualifying learners in Veterinary Medicine, said Prof. Tassew, the college has been carrying out a wide-ranging mission in other fields including agriculture and providing quality services to the local community mainly focused on problem-solving research.

“Although Ethiopia has the largest number of domestic animals in Africa, the benefit she gets from is very low. The root causes for the benefit to be very limited are expansion of animal diseases, poor breeding methods and lack of fodder,” Prof. Tassew confirmed.

“As these basic problems can be major areas​​ of research for the college, extensive efforts are expected from the college community for solution. I believe the graduates will use this vast field of research to create more jobs,” he added.

According to Prof. Tassew, if the college community works diligently, they have the opportunity to make the institute a center of excellence and a destination for international students and researchers.

Professor Tassew finally appreciated the College’s management and Community for their ability to successfully complete the program of the year despite enduring COVID-19 and national security challenges.


Source: Addis Ababa University

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