Melkamu Deressa Amantie (Ph.D)
( Assosa University Academic Affairs Vice President )
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Message from the Academic Affairs Vice President
Welcome to the Academic Vice President’s page at Assosa University.
Assosa university is one of the public Higher learning Institutions Established to contribute for production of qualified human power for the ongoing Socio-economic development of the country. Assosa university is aspiring to be one of the top ten universities in Ethiopia in the year 2025. Due to the decision by the government of Ethiopia to expand HLIs and huge investment in the sector, the university has assumed rapid growth both in its infrastructure, teaching-learning, and research facilities. As it is known Assosa university is the only university found in the Benishangul Gumuz regional state tailored to contribute and play its best level to societal need-based education, demand driven research and community service.
The university has also undergone institutional transformation in its organizational structure and business processes. As the result, the academic wing of the university is organized into six colleges and three schools comprising 38 departments including three local languages. Hence, it gives me a great pleasure to provide a piece of information in a nutshell as to the current status of ASU focusing on training programs, academic staffs and students.
Currently, Assosa University is delivering training in 38 departments in undergraduate and four post graduate programs in regular modality. The university has also been providing training opportunity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to the community. To quench the long aged demand of education for the surrounding community, the university launched different program in 24 under and 3 postgraduate programs in extension, weekend and summer schemes in Assosa town and nearby region of Oromia at Mandi town. This depicts how much the university is working to bring people together. Generally the university is working aggressively to expand demand based programs in both under and postgraduate in different modality.
Regarding teacher development program, the university has developed a 5 year strategic plan to attain 75 :25 qualification mix. The staff development plan of the university has been progressing pretty well with a total number of academic staffs amount to 832, out of which 480 are engaging in teaching, research and community service whereas 352 are on study leaves.
The university is catering a total student population of 7,565 training in (38) undergraduate and (4) postgraduate programs as of 2019/2020 academic year in regular modality and 4,321 in (24) undergraduate and 4 postgraduate programs in CDEP modality. The university is striving to attain the set target 17,000 by the year 2025 in regular modality. It is worth mentioning that 36% of these students are females
Assosa University is organized into the following Colleges, schools and Directorates
- College of Engineering
- College of Informatics and computing
- College of Agriculture
- College of Natural and computations Sc.
- College of Social Sciences and Humanities
- College of Business & Economics
- College of Health Sciences
- School of Law
- School of education and behavioral science
- School of Postgraduate study
Directorates Accountable to Academic Affairs Vice President
- Academic Program and Staff Development Directorate
- Registrar Office Directorate
- Library and Documentation Directorate
- Continuous and Distance Education Directorate