Director of the Directorate

Communication Affairs Directorate, one of the directorates of Arba Minch University, is engaged in establishing, managing and orchestrating meaningful channel of communication for internal and external audiences to create, promote and position AMU in right place.

It also maintains public & media relations and collates organizational mission, vision and goal in a coherent message for myriad stakeholders. By keeping university’s website & Facebook abuzz with current happenings and through various communications collaterals it positions university in a favorable environment.

Presently, the office is headed by a directore and 23 experts in different areas of communication performing respective responsibilities to make communication meaningful.


To proactively involve in crisis management by keeping university abreast with diverse information so that it responds appropriately to emergent situations. It coordinates and acts as a change agent in upholding common public interest by proliferating strong communication channels to maintain AMU’s relevance.


Committed to develop and sustain apt institutional communication network to achieve university’s goal.


  • Prioritizing university’s advantage and image building
  • Disseminate balanced and timely information
  • Perpetuate teamwork communication
  • Strengthen democratic thinking
  • Guard AMU’s intellectual property rights
  • Take lead in university’s communication
  • Acclimate with cutting-edge communication technologies


Building strong institutional communication network to keep university visible within and outside Ethiopia


Among others the following are key tasks of this office to accomplish its mission:

  • Formulates and executes effective procedures to make decisions on communication matters
  • Supports the achievement of corporate objectives through internal and external communication
  • Disseminates information which can promote and foster major activities going on in the university
  • Coordinates the university’s internal and external communication
  • Works to affirm constructive relationship between the university and its partners
  • Manages the information on university’s website, intranet and Facebook
  • Periodically releases quarterly newsletter and manages events
  • Advocates for the positive image of the university
  • Serves as the mouthpiece of the university


Director Mr Bedru Hirigo
Corporate Communication Directorate
Arba Minch University,
P.O. Box 21
Tel: +251-46881–3167/4986
Fax: +251-46881-4964
Mobile No: +251 - 911022857 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.