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Eight universities graduate over 50, 000 students

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Eight universities graduate over 50, 000 students

Addis Ababa, July 8, 2017 (FBC) –Eight universities today graduated more than 50,000 students with first, second and third degree programs.

The universities are Addis Ababa, Haremaya, Mekelle, Gondar, Arbaminch, Jimma, Wollo and Adama universities.

Addis Ababa and Mekelle universities graduated 10,900 and 8,289 students, respectively, whereas University of Gondar and Arba Minch University graduated 6,740 and 5,513 students, respectively.

Similarly, Haremaya University and Jimma University (in two rounds) graduated 8,479 and 5, 337 students, respectively

Wollo University and Adama Science and Technology University also graduated 2, 970 and 2,595 students, respectively.

In a statement it sent to FBC yesterday, Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) indicated that more than 150,000 students will graduate from higher learning institutions this Ethiopian academic year.

More than 28 million people are currently pursuing education across the country, it added.

In addition to the existing 36 government universities, additional 11 new universities will begin enrolling students next Ethiopian academic year, the office said.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat

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