About Assosa University
The governmental higher educational institutions of Ethiopia were very limited some years ago. But nowadays, the Government has given due attention for the expansion of Public higher Learning institutions. As a result, the numbers of Universities are increased to 31. Among these Asossa University is one of them.The University was established in 2011 committed to advance teaching learning activities, need based research and community service. It is located 675 km north west of Addis Ababa at Asossa town which is the capital city of Benishngul Gumuz Regional State. The University started its function with five faculties and seventeen departments by admitting the first batch of 1043, regular students which are assigned to these five Faculties. Namely:- Engineering and Technology ,Natural and Computational Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resource ,Business and Economics, and Social Sciences and Humanity faculties.
In 2013 Academic year, the University continued its teaching learning process accepting 1084 new students with five faculties and 19 departments. In addition to the regular session the University launched evening and week- end program in three faculties and 11 departments with 447 students.
The University Is also working, focusing on quality education and making research based on the need and problem of the country in general and the region in particular. Beside to this, the university focuses on giving community services in cooperation with different organizations.
Starting from its establishment, the university has been performing different activities on the way of change in a decentralized manner but not reached its optimum level since it is the beginner. So, the university has started practicing Business Reengineering Process(B P R)system to give fast, cost effective and qualified services for its customers and working on this basis to bring change for concerned bodies. Such as,stakeholders,customers and community.
Generally, though the University is in a very young age, it has prepared 3 years strategic plan designed through balanced Score card and started its implementation to achieve the growth and transformation plan of the country and to make our country in line with those Countries who have medium income.
Responsibilities of Asossa University
The powers and functions of Asossa University is to be administered based on the council of ministers regulation number 223/2003 for the establishment of Asossa University, regulation no.650/2001 for the establishment of higher educational institutions and council of ministers regulation no.210/2003.
Based on this the University has the following powers and functions
1 Establishing educational class, designing and deciding their levels ,powers and functions where necessary.
2.Designing ,giving , establishing and administering under and post graduate programmes and short trainings based on the need of the country.
3.Publishing and adopting research results, preparing and processing discussions on research results.
4 Establishing and administering academic magazines and academic news
5 .Upgrading the level of teachers in the University and building their professional competency continuously.
6 .Making contribution for capacity building of other governmental and private organizations which were organized not for profit.
7. Giving guidance and counseling service for the government, industries and for the Community.
8 . Designing modern library service and making it available for the users who were allowed to use.
9. Cooperating with the educational quality affairs agency.
10. Asking payment for the given service when necessary.
11. Performing other related activities which help the achievement of the objectives.
Producing knowledgeable, Skillful and disciplined graduates by teaching based on the need of the country and on the right subject matter and making research based on the problem of the surrounding and focusing on technology transfer and giving consultancy service for the community.
By the year of 2012 Asossa University aspires to be one of the top ten universities in Ethiopia.
Mottos of The University
Being the Center of Excellency for knowledge and Technology
Values and Principles of the University
Asossa University is the owner of the following values and principles.
- Sense of owner ship
- Being advanced
- Integrated working Environment
- Qualified Service
- Academic Privacy
- · Participatory
- · Loyality