DDU graduates 2826 students with first degree

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Posted on: Oct 08,2015

Dire Dawa University, in a colorful ceremony, has graduated a total of 2,826 students with first degrees on July 4, 2015 at the newly constructed Grand Stadium. The graduates were 1672 in regular program, 1031 in summer program and 123 in extension program, and out of the total graduates, 24% of this year’s graduates were females.

Guest of Honor of the ceremony Honorable Ato Assad Ziad, Executive Mayor of Dire Dawa Administration handed out degrees and awards for distinction graduates.

Dr Girma Goro, President of the Dire Dawa University has congratulated the graduates and all those behind their successes. He said Dire Dawa University will continue producing qualified and well trained manpower to the country’s ever increasing demand and help the country’s overall growth. He further said more than any time, the University has dedicated its time and worked hard to realize the vision of the University and contribute its best to meet the GTP-2 plan. As part of this plan, the University has set up of new organization structure through calibrating BPR.

This new structure will enable to expand in human recourse and service delivery. Gold Medalists of this year graduation are Anuar Molla from College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Department of Biology; Tajebe Getaneh from College of Law Seble Tigistu, from College of Social Science and Humanities, Department of Geography and Environmental Science; Anteneh Tesfawn from College of Business and Economics, Department of Accounting; Alemu Yeasab from Institute of Technology, Department of Construction and Technology Management.

Cup winner of this year graduation was Seble Tigistu from Department of Geography and Environmental ScienceThe music band, as usual has entertained the gathering and spiced the ceremony with the graduation marking iconic song, “Enkuan Des Yalachihu”. Present on the ceremony were invited guests and the graduates’ families and relatives.

For those who couldn’t make it to the Stadium, the ceremony was aired on the EBC Television at noon news session.






(Written and Edited by Nega Gezahegn)