Addis Ababa University acquires autonomy from the state
This was indicated by the law passed on 4 August by the Council of Ministers of Ethiopia. Based on the new directive of the council, the AAU will be the first state-owned university to secure its academic and administrative freedom. In the new directive it is indicated the decision will enable state-owned universities in the country to operate freely from political pressure so that the higher institutions will fully focus on education and research.
In Ethiopia academic freedom has been a challenge that many scholars in the country have complained about. AAU is expected to be a model for other state-owned higher institutions.
Full report on the New Business Ethiopia site