Ethiopian University Students told “go home” temporarily

Ethiopian government changed earlier decisions regarding institutions of higher learning in connection with COVID 19. University students will have to go home, state-affiliated media reported about it.

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Addis Ababa University. Photo : borkena

borkena
March 24, 2020

In the latest string of decisions to help curb the spread of COVID 19 in the country, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education said on Tuesday that all students of higher institutions across the country are leaving behind their campuses and travel home.

The decision is temporary, according to state minister in the ministry, Dr. Samuel Kifele.

According to a report by state-owned media, Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC), the decision is made to “protect students from a severe problem” in connection with COVID 19. 

Universities are to facilitate transport for the students so that the latter do not experience inconvenience or delay in getting back to their parents. 

As many as one million students pursue their studies in the institutions of higher learning across the country. 

The decision to let students go home came a week barely after the government decided that students should stay where they are ( their university campus) to avoid the spread of the virus.



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4 Responses to "Ethiopian University Students told “go home” temporarily"

  1. Kassech   March 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    The University students were hoping they could get refered to do internships at the health centers as volunteer medical professionals , but with these sudden decision the federal government passed on the University students to go back to their parents homes, their dreams for doing internships is getting crashed since the regional governments see the semi-educated people as adversaries who criticize the regional government officials policies and actions regularly.

    The fake degree holders “reformed” regional government officials routinely crash the dreams of those who went to college because they feel insecure about their I’ll gotten status or authorities , the thought of loosing their authority to these students who fought tooth and nail against the EPRDF officials to overthrow the Hailemariam Desalegn’s regime scares them .

    “የጎንደር ወንዶችን መርጠው አኮላሽተዋል” ጋዜጠኛ ውብእሸት ታዬ

    Sixty-four Ethiopians found dead in truck in Mozambique 8 hours ago

    mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=213581&sid=0f7120f6effdbe360dcad73485d2074d
    theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/64-ethiopians-found-dead-in-truck-in-mozambique

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  2. Kassech   March 24, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    The University students were hoping they could get refered to do internships at the health centers as volunteer medical professionals , but with these sudden decision the federal government passed on the University students to go back to their parents homes, their dreams for doing internships is getting crashed since the regional governments see the semi-educated people as adversaries who criticize the regional government officials policies and actions regularly.

    The fake degree holders “reformed” regional government officials routinely crash the dreams of those who went to college because they feel insecure about their ill gotten status or authorities , the thought of loosing their authority to these students who fought tooth and nail against the EPRDF officials to overthrow the Hailemariam Desalegn’s regime scares them .

    “የጎንደር ወንዶችን መርጠው አኮላሽተዋል” ጋዜጠኛ ውብእሸት ታዬ

    Sixty-four Ethiopians found dead in truck in Mozambique 8 hours ago

    mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=213581&sid=0f7120f6effdbe360dcad73485d2074d

    theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/64-ethiopians-found-dead-in-truck-in-mozambique

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  3. Tegegn   March 25, 2020 at 7:03 am

    80+ percent of the Addis Ababa homeless population never once been examined by a medical doctor in their lifetimes.

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  4. Tadu/Elias in Atlanta , GA USA   March 26, 2020 at 5:49 am

    The students needed to be provided with in home wardrobes if they were expected to stay inside their parent’s homes ,now without the in home clothes the students are putting their regular clothes on and mingling outside by risking the CoronaVirus Covid-19 infection . Please donate inhome stylish clothes for the students so they can stay in home.

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