Arba Minch:To make its 26th Convocation worth remembering and more inclusive, Arba Minch University has organized a slew of interesting programs for its community and general public. Three-day celebrations comprising of different activities will start from 9th to 11th July, 2013, across AMU Campuses.

The programs are designed to generate momentum by involving all and sundry that will serve as a precursor to the Convocation which will be held on 13th July.

The celebration will kick off with an exhibition, in which scientific and hi-tech products and technically advanced implements from water resources, agriculture, medicine and applied sciences would be on display from 9th to 11th July, at Gymnasium, Main Campus. The research out-puts i.e. publications, study, results & scientific findings will also be on display.

AMU President, Dr Feleke Woldeyes, will inaugurate the expo which will remain open for AMU community and general people alike; it will start at 8.30 am till 5 pm.

General public are invited to visit laboratories situated at Main Campus. It’s a unique opportunity for general mass to get acquainted with the available technical knowhow. The visit will start from 10th to 12th July.

AMU’s Management Dept. will be holding two-day entrepreneurship awareness training for all graduating students of AMU. The training will be held simultaneously at all Campuses - Nech Sar, Chamo, Abaya & Main Campus on July 10.

‘‘This training is organized to motivate graduates towards creating employment for them instead of depending upon govt. opportunities,’’ said the Dean of Business and Economics, Dr Solomon Markos.

On July 11, successful entrepreneur from Addis Ababa who is the President of Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association, Ms Mulu Solomon, will deliver motivational speech at Students’ Cafeteria, Main Campus.

Having carved a niche for herself in the business world, Ms Mulu Solomon is a name to reckon with. She is the founder-owner of Addis Ababa-based consultancy firm called Right Vision International PLC.

Similarly, Arba Minch Institute of Technology (AMiT) will be holding three-day panel discussion on ‘Current status of Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) from 9th to 11th July. AmiT Scientific Director, Dr Negash Wagesho, Water Resource Research Centre Director, Dr Mekonen Ayana, Vice President for Research and Community Services, Dr Guchie Gulie, Vice President for Administration and Development, Dr Kassa Tadele, will be the resource persons.

The discussion will be held at four campuses on different dates. Issues about ‘The Blue Nile & its prospect: GERD, its related issues and ‘Colonial Treaties and cooperation’ etc. would be dealt with.

The University would also like to inform its community and general public about the string of constructions going on across AMU Campuses. Main Campus has three construction works going on for Dormitories, PG building, Gymnasium, Administrative offices & Cafeteria.

At Abaya Campus constructions for laboratories, expansion project, Conference Hall and Sports Field is underway. Nech Sar Campus is getting its College of Medicine & Health Sciences building expanded while some constructions at Business and Economics Department are being carried out at Chamo Campus, AMU’s Real Estate Development Department states.

By Philips Joseph

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