Jigjiga University (JJU) graduated 1902 students from 31 departments on June 25, 2016 at a ceremony held in its main campus. Among the graduates, 635 are female.
The Guest of Honor of this 8th round of graduation for the University, H.E. Mr. Abdi Mohamoud Omer, Ethiopian Somali Regional State President and Jigjiga University Board Chairperson said that the regional government has handed over a 300 million Birr worth referral hospital to the University for health-related academic and research purposes.
Mr. Abdi also stated that, in the last nine years, the University has increased its enrollment significantly and has expanded its community services throughout the Region.
Mr. Seid Mohammed, the Acting President and ARVP at JJU, in his turn, stated that Jigjiga University sponsored 57 researches, of which 47 were published and distributed to policy makers, community members and other stakeholders. In the academic year, the University also held two national conferences on pastoral development and education, and 10 seminars on issues that matter to the nearby community. Mr. Seid also mentioned that the University was awarded by the Ethiopian Quality Award Organization for quality service delivery after listed among finalist organizations in the country. Lastly, Mr. Seid advised graduating students to use the knowledge they acquired and unity and tolerance to serve the people of the nation with full integrity.
Currently, Jigjiga University operates in 56 academic departments with seven in postgraduate program.
Source: Jigjiga University Social Media
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