AAU plans to boost graduate employability

The Addis Ababa University president and three vice presidents of the university signed agreement to bolster employability of graduate students on May 14, 2018 at Eshetu Chole Hall.

The three vice presidents, Academic Vice President, Vice President for Institutional Development and Vice President for Administration and student services pledged to fully achieve the target of student employment by implementing strategies out lined in their delivery plan.

Improving teachers’ assessment mechanisms, students assessment mechanisms, Higher Education Diploma Programs (HDP) and English Language improvement programs for teachers (ELIP), internships and university industry-linkages are among key strategies of the plan.

Professor Tassew Woldehanna, AAU President, on the signing ceremony noted that Universities have to do more to meet the pent up demand that exists among students for doing work placements and internships and developing the skills they know will be vital in getting a job after graduation.


Speaking on the event Jeilu Oumer (PhD), Academic Vice President of the AAU, also disclosed that flexibility of education and training systems need to be enhanced to respond more promptly to emerging skill needs that can provide students with the opportunity and support they need; empower them to become confident architect of their own future.