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August 3, 2019

Office of External Relation and Communication

Jimma University

Sheraton Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa

Press Release

Ninety-nine post-graduate students have been graduated from the

University of Jimma Addis Abeba Campus.


August 3, 2019 (ADDIS ABEBA) — Ninety-nine post-graduate students have been graduated in a colorful ceremony from the University of Jimma Addis Abeba Campus, Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Sheraton Addis.

The Post-graduation program is undertaking through a partnership between Jimma University and ABH Partners, which is mainly working on research and consultancy activities with the university.

Graduated students have been undergoing their studies in Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) fields during the past two years at Jimma University Addis Abeba Campus, operating along with ABH Partners.


Jimma University has a deep conviction in community-based education philosophy to reach out to the residents of Addis Abeba through strengthening the private and public sectors in the past seven years of journey.  Also, highly-relies on quality of education as the pillar of the University, today, it has graduated ninety-nine students only in Addis Abeba Campus in MBA and MPH fields,” says Jemal Abafita (Ph.D.), President of the University.


Speaking of promoting the quality of education to ensure Ethiopia’s robust growth, Jemal explained that the university is working towards strengthening its ties with the private sector.


Dr. Markos Feleke, ABH Partners CEO, shared Jemal’s opinion and explained that “the partnership with the University will be cemented based on assuring the quality of education through the utilization of modern technologies.” He also assures that ABH will further fortify the activities that have been discharged in the past eleven years. That, according to the CEO, will be accompanied by expanding services to neighboring countries.

With regards to implementing social corporate responsibilities, ABH Partners has accomplished activities such as equipping public schools and youth centers with over 1 million Birr worth 100 computers, freely offered a continuous of 120 thousand Birr financial scholarship for 20 medical students, and successfully organized a campaign of motivating students to donate blood, which will be used in case of emergencies.


Furthermore, plantation of over 1000 tree seedlings stretching from Abinet to Tor Hailoch in Addis Abeba following the government’s call for a green legacy, has been accomplished. Also, collaborating with Washington Clinic, a sister company, ABH is renovating Tikur Anbessa Hospital’s patients’ waiting room and Tikir Anbessa Preparatory School at a cost of 10 million Birr, Dr. Markos explained.


Currently, Jimma University is lecturing students in eight fields, including Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Public Health (MBH), Health Monitoring and Evaluation (Msc.), Human Nutrition (Msc.), MA in Project Management and Finance, Masters of Science in Development Economics and Doctorate of Medicine (MD).

The colorful ceremony has also been graced with the presence of Dr. Lia Tadesse, State Minister of Health, and former Medical Doctorate graduate of the University of Jimma.

She highlighted the need to have a partnership between the public as well as private sectors, similar to ABH and Jimma University’s long-established successful initiative, to extend the robust growth of the country through graduating students coupled with ensuring quality education. 


  • For more information please contact JU Public relation and communication Mr. Mezemer Seifu on 0911 99 81 73 or
  • The graduate program coordinator Mr. Eyob Kifle 0911 23 15 90.
  • You can also get additional information from our website: www.abhpartners.com orwww.ju.edu.et/abh.


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