Minister appointed chancellor of ‘autonomous’ university

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed Professor Berhanu Nega, minister of education, as the chancellor of Addis Ababa University (AAU), reports Borkena.

The appointment was given to the professor after the decision made by the government to restructure AAU as the first autonomous university. The Ministry of Education indicated that following the restructuring of AAU as an autonomous university, a chancellor and new board leadership have been appointed. The board is also expected to appoint university presidents and vice-presidents who will be in charge of leading the university responsibly.

The latest news is that Ethio Telecom Manager Firehiwot Tamiru was appointed as chair of the board of AAU, and Dr Samuel Kifle, deputy minister of education, was appointed as the acting president of the university. The ministry said last year through its higher officials that being autonomous means that the university will fulfil its missions with accountability and responsibility.
Full report on the Borkena site