December 03, 2019
Students at Arsi University, in Asela town which is in Oromo region of Ethiopia, report serious security problems.
According to a report by Sheger FM, students in the Agriculture campus have abandoned their dormitories fearing for their lives and are taking a refugee in the wilderness since Monday.
Duguma Adugna, president of the University, confirmed the security problem. He said that Federal police and members of Ethiopian Defense Forces are on-site and that the university is working on to solve the problem.
What exactly is the security problem? It is a clash between students – seemingly ethnic-based one although the source did not mention it.
Students told Sheger, with tears, that a group of students was intimidating them saying that they could burn their dormitories.
Take a listen to embedded Sheger FM audio clip below.
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education did not issue a statement, at this writing, regarding the incident at Arsi University.
The issue has become a pervasive problem. Sometime in late November October of this year, just to mention the most recent one, at least five students were injured following a clash between students at Adama University, in Oromo region of Ethiopia.
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