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AAU awards its meritorious employees

The Addis Ababa University has started conferring various awards to its meritorious employees with track records of outstanding performance in 2012/13. Since then, both academic and administrative staffs of the university with outstanding performances were recognized with distinguished service award, distinguished teaching award, distinguished research award, emerging faculty scholar award and make a difference award categories. The award is intended to have unprecedented motivation for the awardees and the university community.

Subsequently, the university has recognized and awarded 35 extraordinary academic and administrative staffs for the second time in a colorful ceremony held at the Grand hall, College of Business and Economics on 19th May, 2015.  The award categories are similar with the previous year: distinguished service award, distinguished teaching award, distinguished research award, emerging faculty scholar award, make a difference award and Special services award categories.

In his opening remark, Dr. Admasu Tsegaye, AAU president said the contribution of staff members to step forward the university’s achievement in research and academy is unprecedented. Appreciating efforts of the academic and administrative staffs, he accentuated that the award will continue to initiate staff members who play significant roles for the university’s betterment. Expressing his pride to be at the occasion, H.E Kassa T/Birhan, Speaker of the House of Federation and Chairperson of Governing Board of AAU, on his part said our mission and vision can be realized if the staffs are committed to contribute for the university in particular and for the country at large.

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Winners are selected from each college based on the selection criteria set for each award categories by committee appointed by the university president and subcommittees from each college to assign the nominee. In addition, two former vice presidents, Dr. Hirut W/Mariam, Vice President for Institutional Development and Prof. Masresha Fetene, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer were also appreciated and awarded in recognition of their enormous contributions to the university over the past years.

On the same occasion, the Governing Board of the Addis Ababa University has conferred an academic rank of full professorship on eleven academic staffs.

Present on the award ceremony were H.E Kassa T/Birhan, Speaker of the House of Federation and Chairperson of the  Governing Board of AAU, members of the Governing Board of the University, Dr. Admasu Tsegaye, AAU president, eminent scholars, professors and invited guests.

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