AMU to celebrate its 26th convocation on July 13

Arba Minch University will be celebrating its 26th Annual Convocation on Saturday – 13th June, 2013, at New Hall Café, Main Campus from 8 am to 5 pm.
Arba Minch University since its inception in 2004 has been the centre of quality of education for thousands of students from across Ethiopia.
University with its vision ‘To be a centre of excellence in the field of water resources in Africa and competitive in the world by 2020’ and mission ‘Offering relevant and quality education and training; conducting demand-driven research and rendering accessible community services’ is home to over 1150 faculty members and over 3000 students from across the nation.
At its 26th convocation, University would be conferring degrees to around 3000 meritorious students with Bachelor and Post-Graduate degrees from its current 67 programs.
The convocation address is likely to be delivered either by Deputy Prime Minister who is also the Minster for Education, Mr Demeke Mokonne or the Chairman of Arba Minch University Board, Mr Tagese Chafo. Invitation Committee chairman, Mr Yechale, is striving hard to finalize the chief guest for this grand event.
The Rwandan envoy to Ethiopia, government officers, AMU Board members, Vice Presidents, Directors, Deans and Heads from different departments of AMU and members from other universities would be gracing the function. AMU President, Dr Feleke Woldeyes, would deliver the key-note address.
According to the preliminary data, AMU in its 26th convocation will award under-graduate degrees to 1061 students (882 male, 179 female) from Institute of Technology, 683 (512 male, 151 female) from Natural & Computational Sciences, 189 (134 male, 55 female) from Medicine & Health Sciences, 162 (135 male, 27 female) from Agriculture & Life Sciences, 420 (343 male, 77 female) from Business & Economics and 325 (230 male, 95 female) from Social Sciences & Humanities colleges. nailed
The numbers of students getting post-graduate degrees from respective institutions are: 96 (92 male, 4 female) from Engineering and Technology, 34 (29 male, 4 female) from Natural and Computational Sciences and 12 (all male) from Social Science & Humanities.
The highlight of 26th convocation is the phenomenal rise in the numbers of post-graduates this year. Compared to 63 in the academic year 2011-12, this year the number is 96.
Likewise, 1061 undergraduates romped home this year than that of 127 in 2011-12 from Institute of Technology. There is a marginal increase in the numbers of undergraduates from Agriculture & Life Sciences and Social Sciences & Humanities as well. But, the numbers seems to be dipping for Natural & Computational Sciences this year from 1170 last year to 683 in 2013.
University has formed seven committees and each one is entrusted with the responsibility of the areas like Invitation, Security, Decoration, Logistics, Hospitality, Print & Publication and Panel & Exhibition. Each committee is comprised of few members and headed by a chairman. 
This being the most prestigious event, almost everyone from the AMU community is leaving no stone unturned for the successful conduction of this 26th Convocation.

By Philips Joseph