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European best practices to share with Ethiopian Universities of Applied Science from October 19–20, 2023 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Jigjiga University participated in F (it), A (djusted), I (innovative), T (rendy) & H (olistic) – (F.A.I.T.H.) Project: General Assembly Meeting and Dissemination Workshop: European best practices to share with Ethiopian Universities of Applied Science from October 19 – 20, 2023 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In the General Assembly Jigjiga University progress on the Work Package 8 (WP8) was presented by Mrs. Zufan Gebrehiwot. The next step of the work package and the social Media presence of the project are discussed by Mrs. Meka Kedir and Dr. Fekadu Yehuwalashet.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the national as well as regional economic and social development while also increasing the employability of the graduates through Ethio-EU UAS partnerships. The project is funded by the European Union and coordinated by Kotebe University of Education (KUE).

Ministry of Education, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Centre for Higher Education (CHE) from Germen, Jigjiga University (JJU), Wolita Sodo University (WSU) from Ethiopia are partnering universities.

In the sessions, European UAS success stories and experiences, Ethiopian status quo and the progress of the Tandem team of Ethiopian and European universities was presented, the way forward steps were discussed. In addition, for the effective implementation of the project dissemination and learning process in Ethiopia all 15 UAS universities Academic Program, Promotion and Development Directorate office representatives were participated.

In the workshop, Honorable Dr. Eba Mejana CEO, Ministry of Education and Honorable Dr. Berhanemeskel Tena, President Kotebe University of Education mentioned the importance of this project specifically to meet the objectives of Ethiopian Universities of Applied Science as well as the country educational development programs as large.

During the workshop, the CEO of the Ministry of Education, Hon. Dr Eba Mejana, and the President of Kotebe University of Education, Hon. Dr. Berhanemeskel Tena, emphasized on the significance of this project in meeting the goals of Ethiopian Universities of Applied Science and the nation’s educational development initiatives in general.

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