ADDIS ABABA – Addis Ababa University (AAU) has awarded its five scholars and staff in five categories including top teacher, for excelling in their respective fields.
Last July, the university, the oldest school of higher education in Ethiopia, granted full professorship for 15 scholars in its ranks.
This week, it has recognized five academic and administrative staff members for their outstanding performance in five categories, giving each 50, 000 birr award.
Prof. Mulugeta Atnafu from Educational and Behavioral Studies has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Teaching Award’ while Dr. Kassu Michael from Educational and Behavioral Studies received ‘Distinguished Research Award’.
Prof. Jamal Haidar and Dr. Bilal Shikur, both from the Public Health department, have also received a ‘Distinguished Service’ and Emerging Faculty Scholar’ Awards, respectively.
The university also recognized Mrs. Solome Tadesse of Student Services with ‘Distinguished Make a Difference Award’.
Professor Tassew Weldehanna, President of AAU, said the newly recognized members of the University have excelled in comparison with the rest of the staff.
“Although many of the staff members have performed their duties well, it is an undeniable fact that some of the staff members have made significant contributions to their work, relatively exceeding others,” Prof Tassew said.
The awarded professors have made significant contributions to the University’s regional and international status by doing a series of researches and publishing results in world-renowned journals, according to the AAU.
Featured Image: Addis Ababa University held the recognition ceremony at Ras Mekonnen Hall on the 26th of August 2021. [Photo AAU]