Department of Civic & Ethical Education

Mission

Department of Civic and Ethical Studies of College of Social Sciences and Humanities of Arba Minch University has a mission of offering relevant, efficient  and quality education and training; conducting demand driven research and rendering   & efficient community services.

According to the Ethiopian Higher Education Proclamation No. 650/2009 and its own charter (Council of Ministers Charter Regulation No 235/2011), AMU is mandated to establish, organize and determine the status, functions and responsibilities of academic units, and close down any of them when the University finds it appropriate. Accordingly, Department of Civic and Ethical Studies is established to function as an academic unit in the university.  The Department is also mandated to:

Design and implement undergraduate and graduate programmes and short-term trainings in accordance with the needs of the university;

Disseminate research works as well  as hold discussion forms to deliberate upon the result;

Establish and run academic journals and newsletters;

Upgrade the qualifications of its academic staff and enhance continuously their professional competency;

Contribute specially to the institutional capacity building of other public and non-profit -making private institutions, including the upgrading of the qualifications of their academic status;

Provide consultancy services to governmental and non-governmental organizations,  and the community;

Cooperate with the College and Institutional Quality Assurance Directorate on  relevance of education and quality matters;

Carry out such other activities that accord with its objectives and the mission, vision and objectives of the university.

Vision

The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies aspires to be the renowned department in the areas of Good Governance, Conflict Management and Resolution in Ethiopia by 2020.

Values

Department of Civic and Ethical Studies has taken the following core values of the university:

Quality: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies makes quality its priority in every aspect of its activities.

Care for the community: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies is from the community and for the community. The Department strives to change and solve the problems of the community.

Committed no matter what: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies keeps on working hard despite challenges because the Department wants to make its future better.

Equality in all: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies treats everyone equally regardless of colour, religion, gender, disability or ethnic background in all service and resource provisions.

Equity in all: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies encourages fair access of resources and services to all groups of society; it takes sustainable affirmative action giving due focus to disadvantaged groups.

Valuing each other: we value, respect and appreciate each other’s ideas and contributions to the growth and transformation of the Department.

Creativity Culture: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies makes innovation, adoption, adaptation and transfer of knowledge in its every walk of life.

Democratic thinking: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies values freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency and accountability in every aspect of its endeavours. It promotes the culture of participatory decision making.

Recognition: The Department of Civic and Ethical Studies, respects and appreciates ideas and contributions to the growth and transformation of the Department, college and the university.

Contact Us

Department of Civic & Ethical Education
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

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