Arba Minch University discussed wide range of issues including academic, administrative, students’ service, research and community service at new auditorium, Main Campus on 19th May, 2015. All university higher-ups, deans, directors, academic staff and others attended the meeting. Click here to see Pictures from the meeting.

Deliberating teaching-learning process, its associated issues i.e. inputs as to how education is being delivered, exams assessed, status of available logistics, students’ response and some of the celebrations like ‘Crazy Day,’ by them across campuses flouting the university norms were echoed by the academic staff.
Some of the prominent administrative issues like transport facility, students’ cafeteria, toilet and bathroom facilities, staff housing and infrastructural status at different campuses were intensely discussed. Transport facility for researchers and ever-expanding community service endeavors by the university made session highly interactive.
Concerned university top officials assured to look into the lacunas in staff housing facilities; issue of support to pursue second master degree didn’t draw much attention, campus-wide asset management system and scholarship for students would be seriously looked into.
President, Dr Feleke Woldeyes, steering the session, said, ‘‘Existing gaps in different areas would be positively looked into, and soon solution will be in place.’’ On transport facilities to the researchers, President said, AMU has huge numbers of researchers and providing vehicles for each of them would be a bit of problem because we have to manage with the limited resources.
‘‘Community Service in AMU is doing wonder, he declared, there is vast difference between AMU and others as their work area is limited; while AMU is working in Gamo Gofa Zone, South Omo and other areas.’’
Setting the optimistic tone, Dr Feleke informed the gathering that teaching-learning process in AMU is getting better and with Good Governance and Education Quality Forum in place along with 1-to-5 Education Army groups have helped us to remove the stumbling blocks.
Now from teachers to students know how to identify their problems and deal with those issues with mutual understanding, rather than looking for remedy from the apex body. This trend shows that we are maturing and future scenario would be far better.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)