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Community Service and University Industry Linkage Directorate

 Message from the Directorate:

Directorate of Community Service and University Industry Linkage values all the efforts done by the Colleges Deans, Department heads and the academic staffs to engage in the community Service from the establishment of the University. The interest of the academic staffs to participate in the community engagement is dynamically increasing from year to year.

The impacts that we make in our participation to solve societal problems shall be assessed and evaluated. The more we make the participation demand driven of the society the more we satisfy them.

We have to focus to address the poor and hence to accomplish the mission and vision of Arsi University.

I greatly hope that our shared efforts we bring change at the grass roots. Let’s us join together to bring synergy and great results.


Community Service and University Industry Linkage Directorate is one of the three pillars of the university’s structure. With the mobilization of the university’s academic staffs and students, the directorate has been executing various community service projects. The directorate also has made linkages with various industries to facilitate different collaborative works.

                                                                                           Responsibility of the directorate

The Community Service and University Industry Linkage Directorate has the following Responsibilities:

v  Coordinate, facilitate and guide Community and consultancy services to be provided by academic staff of various academic units of the University;

v  Deliver community and consultancy services to various stakeholders in the areas of their needs and requests;

v  Proactively promote community and consultancy services on various professional and technical areas, and provide the services competitively with best quality;

v  Facilitate that the participating departments/schools/centers, colleges and involved external partners benefit from financial rewards, recognition, experience sharing and feedback and lessons;

v  Ensures that the University benefit financially from the consultancy services provided to various organizations and communities;

v  Guide and support department community services and development committees in their efforts to facilitate the solicitation and delivery of community and consultancy services in the areas of excellence of the department;

v  Keep record of community and consultancy services rendered; and

v  Make regular follow-up and monitoring of community and consultancy activities and cause academic units submit annual report to it.

v  Create linkages between the university and external agencies, Industries and harmonizing the integration of mutual operations & benefits of the parties.

v  Link the industries to Arsi University aiming to contract paid cooperation projects executed within Arsi University by its staff and with student contributions wherever possible.

v  Promotes and develops university-industry exchange programs and support the students’ internship program and Instructors’ externship program;

v  Identify the problems of the Industry, enterprises, and other groups of community for possible research undertakings by the relevant units of the university

v  Initiate a collaborative research projects between the Industry and the University.

v  Develop short, medium, and long term plan for university consultancy and community service.

v  Identify markets for consultancy services in collaboration with relevant units of the University.

v  Prepare contract formats and ensure their implementation in consultancy services rendered by units of the University.

v  Develop and, when approved, by the Senate, communicate university consultancy and community service policy; and Receive complaints and take the necessary measures, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University.

                                                                                           Structure of the Directorate

The directorate is subjected to subject to Research and Community Service Vice president. The directorate has two coordinators viz. Community service coordinator and, Consultancy Service & University-Industry Linkage Coordinator.                                                                                              Activity performed by the Directorate

Since the establishment of the university, the directorate has carried out the following activities:

v  Established the community service and Consultancy Service guidelines,

v  Facilitated Memorandum of Understanding between the University and different organizations,

v  Created linkages with various industries to facilitate collaborative works,

v  Initiated the university’s colleges to prepare different community service project works and executed various community service works in health, agriculture, environment, education, socio-economic and legal service areas.


  • Took leading role of Ziway Lake watershed management activities and have been carried assessment studies.
  • Called community service projects proposal to the colleges in the last three years,
  • Followed up the implementation of the projects in the field
  • Render the Lake Ziway watershed management activities, study survey in the field by forming committee of expertise to produce guiding document to make the lake safe from pollution, increase the water level and to make good environment for the fish population in the lake,
  • University - Industry linkage is formed between 40 industries collaboration with Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Development Institute, prepared two forums in Asella town on which different stakeholders and Industries participated.
  • Made linkage with the Institute of Meat and Dairy Development and participate in forum and elected as chair of the committee; in which in the future is planned to interfere in the activity,
  • Facilitate different Memorandum of Understandings between our university and different organizations such as Rivft Valley Lakes Basin authority, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, and other non-governmental and governmental organizations;
  • Support and follow up the implementations of Free legal Services,
  • Support and follow up in the creation of two high Schools to be Model High Schools in Asella town,
  • Supporting the Prison Administration to improve the lives of the poor prisoners per se,
  • Assisting with budget the University HIV-AIDS Directorate to carry out the dynamics of HIV-AIDS in our zone for the last ten years in order to intervene with Community Service works.

                                                             Objectives of the Directorate are:

  • To mobilize available resources for community engagement services to be undertaken through strong linkage and partnership.
  • To disseminate the principle and output of community engagement which enable stakeholders to take part and make sound options for the community.
  • To encourage internal, national and international collaboration and foster community engagement service and capacitate it.
  • To make community engagement service programs transparent, effective and responsive to societal needs and to serve and utilize the community as learning environment
  • To create conducive environment for the expansion and implementation of community engagement service projects based on the objective factors of the region in different disciplines
  • To prioritize community service thematic agendas based on the societal problems and their nature.
  • To generate and transfer of information, knowledge, technology and services to community and stakeholder.

                                                             Community Service projects have been carried out up-to-date:

Immediately after the establishment of Arsi University, in the academic year of 2014/15, there were 11 community service projects approved and most of them has been completed and very few are ongoing. In the academic year or 2015/16 there were 16 communities service projects approve and some are completed and still few are ongoing. In the academic year of 2016/17 about 22 community service projects are approved and ready to be provided to the society.

                               Project Implemented in 2014/2015 (2007 E.C.)

No Title of the projects Initiators College Remark
1 Establishing solid waste collection and disposal area at Arsi University

Dr. Abebe Mekuria(PI)

2.Mr Gebi Hussen

3.Dr. Ketema Tafess

4.Mr Debela Tolesa

6.Dereje Getachew

Health Sciences  
2 Provision of Community Based Post Natal Care Services in Selected Kebeles of Tiyo Woreda, Arsi Zone,Oromia

 s/r Meseret Tsige(PI)

Mr. Hussen Namo

Health Sciences  
3. Health Extension Workers, community Leaders, Health Sector Workers Representative Training to intensify Tuberculosis Case Detection in Three Selected districts of Aris Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

 Mr Shimelis Mekete(PI)

Dr.Legesse Tadesse

Dr. Abebe Mekuria

Mr Million Getachew

Dr.Ketema Tafess

Health Sciences  
4 Training on Classroom English and Active Learing for High School Teachers in Bekoji Town and its Vicinity

1. Dr. Yeshitila H/Mariam(PI)

2. Mr. Taye Geresu

Humanities & Law together  
5 Preparation of compost from water Hycinith (Ecochhrnia Crassipes) to control its encroachment in Bora Woreda , East shoa Zone Oromia Ethiopia

 Mr. Kefyalew Emiru(PI)

Mr. Getachew Alemu

Mr. Mebtu

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
6 Promotion and Demonstration of sexed semen technologies for heifer production in university dairy farm and producers in Tiyo District of Zone for improvement of dairy genetic resource

 Mr. Dereje Tsegaye(PI)

Dr.Abiot Dedefo

Mr.Endashew T.

Mr Eyayu A.

Miss. Aselefech A.

Agriculture & Environmental Science

7 Capacitating farmers knowledge through training on pest management in high land crops

 Mr Lamessa Gemeda(PI)

Mr. Shiferaw Deneke

Agriculture & Environmental Science  

Integrated solid waste

Collection, segregation and urban greening, the case of Assela town

 Mr. Misbahu Aman(PI)

Mr. Yusuf Jundi

Mr.Dinkisa Beche

Mr Shambel Abebe

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
9 Basics of procurement and material management training for micro and small enterprises in Asella town

 Mr. Efrem Negash

Mr Daniel Atanfu

Mr. Belay Lemesa

Mr. Nafyad Tola

Business Economics  
10 Improving public service performance through training on customer handling for public Service providers

 Mr.Nigatu Benti(PI)

Mr Tekalign Wordefa

Mss Betelihem Melese

Business Economics  
11 Chilalo Mountain and Asella Eco-Tourisim Development   training

 Mr.Werkinesh Aseffa

Mr. G/her G/Tsedik

Business Economics  


                             Project Implemented in 2015/2016 (2008 E.C.)

No Title of the projects Initiators College Remark  
1 Project proposal to develop a better change of community practices on sanitation and hygiene behavior in Bokoji town

1.Amde Eshete (PI)

2 .Solomon Tejine

3.Hailu Fikadu



2. Community based Health and nutrition intervention to improve women health in Ziway Dugda woreda

 Abebe Ferede(PI)

  Mesfin Tafa



3 Training on barbers on prevention of Biological hazards associated with their profession in Asella town , Arsi Zone

1.Teresa Kisi (Pi)

2.Selamawit Hirpa



4 Deworming intestinal parasites infection, managing minor skin infection for Schoolchildren in Arsi rural areas where pipe water is not accessible.

 Teshome Gebisa(PI)

Dr Belda Hirpo

Dr.Oliyad Edae



5 Training of life skills for female students of High school and preparatory schools at Bokoji(100 +100)

1. Bisirat Tekle (PI)

2.Hailu Legese

3.Mennon Abate

4.Mesafint Adal

5.Solomon Tefera

Social Science Humanities & Law together    
6 Improving the academic achievement and motivation of lower academic achiever of Aleltu Sagure primary school

1 Dereje Adefris (PI)

2 Dr. Birhanu Moges

Social Science Humanities & Law together    
7 Building the capacity of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) located at Bokoji town through need based training

1 Kassu Zeleke(PI).

2 Gediyon Kifle (Dr.)

Social Science Humanities & Law together    
8 Introducing Solar cooker production, implementation and Marketing in Three rural of Dodota Wereda

1 Dida Jilo(PI)          

2 Tagese Gichamo,      

3Mekonen G/Hawariat 4Kasahun Tesfaye

Agriculture and Environmental Science    
9 Poverty reduction through training and technology promotion and provision in Ziway Dugda woreda(94 Kebeles)

1 Dr. Adem Kedir(PI)

2 Mohamed Kasim     

4KalilHaji,                                 5 Dr. Abiot Dedefo,            

6 Mesele kumilachew

Agriculture and Environmental Science    


Participatory Chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae Sard) Management of Faba Bean Through Host Resistance, Intercropping and Fungicide Applications in the Arsi Highlands of Ethiopia

1 Shiferaw Deneke (PI

2 Yewbnesh Wondimu

Agriculture and Environmental Science  
11 Improving bookkeeping and financial management of medium and small scale enterprises in Arsi zone

1 Tadele Habtamu (PI)

2 Tsegaye Araya

Business and Economics  
12 Training on value chain development for dairy cooperative in Tiyo woreda and Asella town

1 Tesema Teshome (PI)

2 Nafyad tolla Birhanu

3 Mamo (Agri.)

Business and Economics  
13 Organizational capacity building geared towards effective service delivery system :Arsi University in focus

 Edo Rago(PI)

Nabiyu Samuel

Business and Economics  

                                        Projects approved for 2016/2017 (2009 E.C.)

No Title of the projects Initiators College Remark
1 Incubating Social Entrepreneurship: Resource Mobilization and Investment for the benefit of society in the case of Eders in Asella town

1 Mr.TekalignWerdofa(PI)

2 Mr. Nabiyu Samuel

Business &


2. Comprehensive Training on Accounting System, Marketing and Leadership for Micro   and Small Enterprises in selected towns of Arsi zone

1 Mr.Teshome Debeso

2 Mr.Daniel Sunamo

Business &


3. Entrepreneurship: (Urban and Rural Entrepreneurship in focus) for Munessa preparatory grade 12th students

1 Mr.NafyadTola (PI)

2 Mss. Adanech Mengistu

3 Mr.Weyinishet Tefera

4 Mr.Fayisa   Merti

Business & Economics  
4 Community home-based intervention and prevention of iron deficiency Anemia in age range of 6-24 months at Doddota Woreda Arsi Zone

1.Dr.Abebe Sorsa(PI)

2.Dr.Lencho Gebi

3.Mr.Asheafi Habtamu

4.Mr.Negeri Debale

Health Sciences  
5 Improving Awareness and providing cervical Cancer Screening Service for women of vulnerable age groups (21-65 years) at seleceted towns of Hetosa Woreda in Arsi Zone

1.Mr. YirgaWondu (PI)

2.Mss. Rahel Nega

3.Mr. Merga Bayou

4.Mr.Bekele Dibaba

5.Mr. Aliyi Kediro

6.Mr. Abenet Menene

7.Mss. Roza A/Michael

Health      Sciences  
6 Improving knowledge, Attitude and practice on procurement and Proper utilization of Iodized salt at household level in selected woredas of Arsi zone

1.Mr. HailuFekadu (PI)

2.Mr. Solomon Tejineh

Health Sciences  
7 Strengthening the Awareness and adherence of persons living with HIV/AIDS on Antiretroviral therapy through peer counsellors   in Arsi zone

1.Mr. Mohammed Hussein (PI)

2.Mr. Ahmed Abbas

Health Sciences  
8 Training of Trainers(TOT) of Life Skill and peace education for Arsi Zone high schools in Arsi Zone

1.Mr Sime Yehuwalashet (PI)


3.Dr.Joseph Anthony

4.Mr. Mesafint Adal

5.Mr. Husien Seid

6.Mr. Uthman Hassen

7.Mr. Gosa Setu

8.Mr.Gosa Setu

9 .Mr.Shimelis Keno

Social Science & Humanities  
9 Training of Correct Afan Oromo Lexis writing for Teachers Employing the language as a medium of Instruction: 11 schools clustered resource centers in focus at   Lemmuu & Bilbilo woreda

1.Mr. DejeneGeleta (PI)

2.Dr. Sileshi Berhanu

3.Mr. Abdulkadir Aman

4.Mr. Taye Tsegaye

Social Science & Humanities  
10 Establishment of Vermi-Compost farm & Training     farmers on farm compost Technology in Arsi UrsiU

1 Mr. Tadesse Kebede(PI)

2 Mr. Kedir Abate

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
11 Community based Participatory watershed Management of Hate-Deya sub watershed Hetosa district,Arsi zone

1 Mr.Abebe Terefe (PI)

2 Dr.Damtew Fufa

3 Mr. Sisay Kebede

4 Mr.Behailu Shankute

5 Mrs. Aster Galan

6 Mrs.Meseret Alemu

7 Mr. Aman Nego

8 Mr.Dejene Woldsenbet

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
12 Entrepreneurial and Bookkeeping skill Development Training for the members of Micro & small Enterprises engaged in urban agriculture in Asella Town.

1 Mr. Meselle Kumilachew(PI)

2 Dr. Shimelis Regassa

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
13 Poverty Reduction through Training & Technology Promotion and provision in Arsi Zone

1 Dr.Adem Kedir(PI)

2 Mohammed Kasim

3 Mr. Kelil Haji

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
14 Scaling up of best beekeeping practices in selected districts of Arsi Zone

1 Dr.Abiot Deddefo(PI)

2 Mr. Kasim   Roba

3 Mr. Gemechise Legesse

4 Mr. Abaynesh   Jarso

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
15 Integrated watershed Management of upper Ashebeka sub watershed to minimize sediment Depositions in Asella Drinking water Reservoir in Degalu Tijo District in Arsi   zone

1 Mr. Kasim Dedefo (PI)

2 Mr. Mustefa Sultan

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
16 Training of Selected communities in selected districts of Arsi zone on production Methods of Mushroom (pleurotus ostreatus) to run small business by producing mushroom

1 Mr. Demisie Ejigu(PI)

2 Mr. Teshome Bekele

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
17 Production and multiplication of improved forage   production In Arsi University : In the centre of Agricultural Research And Community Service Area

1 Mr. Oli Wakeyo (PI)

2Mr. Birhanu Mamo

3 Mr. Yunus Abdu

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
18 Realizing innovative postharvest technologies to reduce loss and extending the shelf life of horticultural crops at lode Hetosa and Zeway Dugda woreda

1 Mr. Jemal Mohammed(PI)

2 Mr. Dekeba Moges

3 Mr. Michael Asrat

Agriculture & Environmental Science  
19 Migration Awareness and Mentoring Project (MAMP) for potential out –Migrant Youth in Jaju, Shirka and Robe Dida’a districts ofArsi zone

1Mr. AbduljebarAbdalhi(PI)

2 Mr. Awel Ahmed

3 Mr. DerejeBekele

4 Mr. MamoMangesha

School of


20 Psychology and Economic Support of Returnee Female Migrates from Middle East countries, Asella town and its vicinity woreads in focus

1 Dr. KassimKimo(PI)

2 Mr. BisratTekle

3 Mr. Nuru Mohammed

4 Mr.AbayBursie

4 Dr. GezahegnGurmu

Education and Behavioural Sciences  
21 Capacity Building of school principals, Adult education Facilitators, PSTA committee members, and supervisors in Arsi zone

1 Dr.TemesgenAbiyo(PI)

2 Dr. ToleraNegassa

3 Dr. FekaduCherinet

4 Dr. Robsan Margo

Education and Behavioural Sciences  
22 Special and Inclusive Education classroom Strategies among primary Schools implication of education for all

1 Dr.Habtamu Mekonin(PI)

2 Dr. AssayeLegesse

Education and Behavioural Sciences  


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  • Phone -Fixed 022-238-02-30
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Arsi University Office of Gender Affairs Directorate

Background of Gender Directorate

Arsi University Gender affairs office was established in 2014 GC as University’s gender focal point. Office of Gender Affairs is aiming in reducing female attrition rate; reducing Gender Based Violence (GBV), enhancing female student’s psychosocial skills. In addition, the office is responsible to coordinate efforts to increase the enrolment and retention of female students as well as the recruitment and promotion of female academic and administrative staff in the University. Furthermore, Office of Gender Affairs is willing to work strong with the sake of achieving Arsi University Mission and Vision. In this regard the Directorate is responsible to perform the following activities:

A gender office directly accountable to the office of the President is hereby established with the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Identify challenges faced by female students and staff of the University and provide/suggest solutions;
  2. Mainstream gender in the teaching learning process, training and research activities of the University;
  3. Raise the awareness of students and other members of the University about existing gender issues within the University in collaboration with other relevant bodies;
  4. Follow up and coordinate supports provided to female students by the University and other stakeholders;
  5. Work on different gender-related issues raised by students and staff and report to relevant offices, take appropriate actions and follow up progress;
  6. Motivate female students by providing awards to outstanding female students
  7. Provide counseling service to female students
  8. Facilitate activities planned to support female students such as tutorials, trainings on life skills, etc.
  9. Encourage and assist initiatives for female empowerment in academics, and administration;
  10. Create networking with other similar offices in higher education institutes;
  11. Promote and implement gender polices and guidelines
  12. Develops University wide policies and guidelines
  13. Creates and develop linkages between the gender offices of all colleges and institutes, the female student union and the support staff female representatives;
  14. Establishes sustainable infrastructure to support female staff and female students to reach a quota of 50% on each level of the University.
  15. Representing the University in matters relating to women and participate in meeting and trainings
  16. The  preparations of action plans and budget required for the office
  17. The preparation of periodic reports and evaluations on the activities of the office.
  18. Perform any other related tasks assigned by the President.

Completed projects:

Copy house and pool house was established at the University Main Campus.

Ongoing project:

Construction of mini-shop which will going to generate income for Arsi University students who came from economically poor family is currently on the progress.

Future projects:

Identifying Arsi University female students challenges related to Gender Based Violence caused by the University staff and the surrounding society and providing sustainable solution for the problems. Hence, we are looking for research proposal which will be able to specifically address problem of sugar Dadi and sugar Mami. In addition to this we are aiming to give one community service.

Branches of Gender Affairs:

Arsi University Gender Directorate has three branches located at:

-          Collage of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

-          Collage of Health Sciences

-          Collage of Humanities and Social Sciences (Bekoji Kampus)

Directorate director contact address:

-          Name: Yewubnesh Wendimu

-          Phone: +251 912 25 75 92

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Gender office group leader contact address:

-          Name: Tsige Haile

-          Phone: +251 911 70 04 33

-          Email:

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Arsi University Ethics and Anti-Corruption Liaison Directorate




 Message of the Director

Dear all stakeholders and community of Arsi University.

Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. It’s not about making ‘correct’ decisions, but about the best possible process for making those decisions. Good decision-making processes, and therefore good governance, share several characteristics. All have a positive effect on various aspects of an organization, like our university, including consultation policies and practices, meeting procedures, service quality standards, officer and teacher conduct, role clarification and good working relationships. Accordingly, I, on behalf of the directorate, kindly invite all university community to JOIN HANDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION of the following tenets of good governance at all levels of our university and support it to realize its vision and mission.

  • Good governance is participatory
  • Good governance is accountable
  • Good governance is transparent
  • Good governance follows the rule of law
  • Good governance is responsive
  • Good governance is equitable and inclusive
  • Good governance is effective and efficient





Arsi University Ethics and Anti –corruption Liaison Directorate is established based on Proclamation No 144/2000 of the council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with overall duty of coordinating ethical issues and advising the president on such matters.


In cooperation with relevant bodies to ensure transparency and accountability in Arsi university operation by Promoting anti- corruption education, Preventing corruption and impropriety report corruption offences to the president and federal Ethics and anti- corruption commission.


Ethics liaison unit shall have the objectives to

  1. Endeavor to create public employees who do not condone corruption by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education work discipline, professional ethics, consciousness of serving the public and sense of duty among employees;
  2. Prevent corruption and impropriety  in public offices
  3. Endeavor to cause acts of corruption and impropriety be exposed and investigated and appropriate actions are taken against the perpetrators.

Brief description of the office and focus areas

The Directorate recognizes and commits itself toward the pursuit of the vision, mission and value   of the university. In light of this, the following are the main and/or focus areas of the office so as to ensure ethics and good governance in the university;

  • Conduct continuous awareness creation activities on University ethics and good governance issues; through different ways
  • Ensure the overall system and sub-systems of the university are well established transparent and serving the purpose;
  • Engage all the university community in the fight against violation of ethics and corruption;
  • Build a university environment free of all kinds of malpractices;
  •  Carry out scientific investigations of the corruption symptoms and rent seeking tendencies in all campuses of the university.
  • Take corrective measures on committed corruption and/or unethical behaviors based on evidence.

Responsibilities / Services

  1. Raise the awareness of officers and staffs Arsi University on anti- corruption  polices, anti- corruption laws, regulations and directives, good conduct and harmful effects of corruption
  2. Follow up the observance of anti –corruption policies, anti –corruption laws and rules and   procedures of Arsi University and advise the president on their implementation;
  3. In cooperation with the appropriate department prepare and cause the adoption of code of conduct of   officers and employees of the university and follow –up its implementation;
  4. Initiate  and submit research proposals to the commission and make the president know the same immediately , conduct research on ways of correcting working methods vulnerable to corruption and impropriety on its own or  with the cooperation of others and submit recommendations to the president and upon approval , follow-up its implementation ;
  5. In cooperation with the appropriate departments advise the president on ways of improving the governance and service delivery of the university with a view to making them  responsive to the demands of the public ; see to it that there is no partiality in service delivers , and report to the president on any findings of such partiality;
  6. Record and report to the commission and make the president know the same immediately, any incident of corruption it has observed or brought to its attention through  whistle blowing ,and follow up the status of the case;
  7. On ways of prompting ethics , strengthening sense of duty and the protection of employees from reprisal measures so as to encourage disclosure of corruption ,and follow –up the implementation of same ;
  8. Receive and verify reports on ethical violations in accordance with the rules and directives of the university and submit to the president for recommendation on further investigation and measures to be taken, and follow –up the implementation of same;
  9.  Where it believes that the ethical violation is serious or it is found to be serious after investigation, report to the commission immediately and make the president know the same;
  10.  Where it believes that rules and procedures are violated  with respect to recruitment, promotion ,transfer or training of employees , procurement of goods or  services or the  execution  of  other contracts, it shall  report to the president with its recommendation on the rectification of the irregularities , and follow  up the implementation of same ;
  11.  Oversee that no influence is made on employee who exposed corruption and ethics infraction; report to the president with concrete evidence the act of  arson who influence or punish or attempt influence or punish such employee, and follow up measures taken against him, where  the influence is from the president, it shall report to the commission the relevant organ of  investigation
  12. Follow up measures taken based on its finding or that of external auditors as well as the reports of disciplinary and grievance committees and decisions based thereon, and report the same to the president with copies to the commission;
  13. Maintain list and detail information of the; combating corruption and impropriety, make  the president know about the circumstance and submit the same to the commission when requested;
  14. Coordinate activities regarding the promotion of ethics and combating corruption and impropriety in the university;
  15. Prepare and submit to the president and the commission, annual plan program budget for its activities, and implement the same upon approval;
  16.  Prepare and submit to the president, with copy to the commission, quarterly and annual performance reports including problems encountered and measures taken to overcome them.
  17.  Carry out other duties related to ethical issues specifically given to it in accordance with the relevant laws

 Major Activities performed by the directorate

  1. Devised strategies of identifying the main sources of rent seeking and corruption with its combating strategies and distributed for colleges and directorates to do the same.
  2. Prepared workers code of conduct in order to guide their overall activities and to have ethical workers.
  3. Adopted check lists to follow up all colleges, offices and directorate weather rules and

Guide lines are respected particularly with respect to recruitment, promotion, transfer, procurement of good or services.

  1. By compiling the finding on the violation of rules, the directorate caused correction measures to be taken on such university employees in cooperation with the appropriate department and university bodies.
  2. Performed the awareness creation activities through providing training, distributing brochures and leaflets.
  3. The office also established a chain of collecting information and nomination by disclosing its email, phone and    office address.
  4. Conductes physical observation to colleges on three weeks interval as per the annual plan of the directorate.

Contact Address

Ethics and anti-corruption liason directorate director/ representative

Birhanu Gudissa Nurgi

Tel+251- 228-31-13-29

Mobile 09-12-00-18-58

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Arsi University,Asella

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Arsi University Audit Directorate

Internal audit authority and mandate is derived from Arsi University Board. Its functions, activities and operations are defined in an audit Charter. The university Board by policy establishes and supports internal audit as an independent appraisal function to examine and evaluate university activities, operations as a service to management and Board of Arsi University.


The university internal Audit Directorate is one of the directorate offices under the president office of the Arsi University in order to accomplishes the overall activities of Audit works through assurance, consulting, risk assessing and for the improvement of value adding.

The university recognizes that “to audit” means based on consulting the concerned responsible and accountable parties, risk assessing and indicating the problems to take managerial measures, assuring financial and performance documents and for the improvement of value adding based services as per the laws and Regulations of the FDRE Government.

Internal Audit Vision and Mission

  • Vision: To be a leader in the provision of objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve operations to assure the efficiency and success of Arsi University.
  • Mission:To add value to overall organizational performance by providing quality auditing services that result in reduced costs, gains in operational efficiencies and strengthened internal controls.

Value of the Directorate

  • Assurance of financial and (performance) compliance documents, consultancies and Asset management.
  • Serving the university and Government sincerely, genuinely and caring out activates efficiently and effectively.

Objectives of the Directorate

  • Assurance and consulting
  • Adding value and improving
  • Improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance process.
  • Serving the institute accomplish its overall objectives
  • Appraisal and assess the functioning of systems, processes and controls.
  • Identify, assess and evaluate risks affecting achieving university objectives.
  • Evaluate the economy and efficiency with which resources are allocated and utilized
  • Review compliance with applicable policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate with External Auditors in the areas above.
  • To employ develop and retain well qualified experienced and motivated audit staff.

The extent and frequency of audits depends upon varying circumstances such as results of previous audits, relative risks associated with activities, requests from management and resources availability.

The internal Audit function

  1. Internal auditing is an objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve university systems, processes and controls. It is independent of any management functions or officers and has access through the Audit staff to the president of the university if required.
  2. Auditing personnel must have an in depth knowledge of standard practices in the areas under review.
  3. Auditing personnel must have access to all necessary data to form conclusions about the area under review.
  4. Auditing personnel must be aware of explicit guidelines in the area under review as well as the specific communications to those being audited.
  5. Personnel being audited must be provided a detailed review of the conclusions of any audit and be given an opportunity to appeal
  6. Any disagreements to a party other than conducting the audit.
  7. Institutional personnel must have faith in the integrity of the audit and of the officials directing the audit.

The major activities of the university Internal Auditor are to:

  • Ensure adherence of the university to internal Audits standards of the Government of Ethiopia including university policies and procedures,
  • Supervise and lead the internal audit activities of the university,
  • Develop a flexible annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by the management, and submit the plan to the president for review and approval as well as periodic updates,
  • Implement the annual audit plan, as approved, including as appropriate any special tasks or projects requested by the university management,
  • Implement entrance conference and exit conference at the beginning and the end of the engagement respectively according to the approved audit plan,
  • Arrange consultation forums for internal audit auditors on audit programs, field work and draft audit findings,
  • Ensure advice on and approval of the audit reports of internal auditors and ensure that for each audit carried out there is a final audit report,
  • Report audit findings to the president and to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Audit Directorate,
  • Consult with management of the university on internal audit and internal control,
  • Maintain a professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience to meet the requirements of the university, and
  • Perform other duties as directed by the president.

Services Offered

The internal Audit Department is available to provide a variety of services to the university community. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding specific policies and procedures employed by your department, we encourage you to contact us.

Dawit Lemma

Audit Directorate Director

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Arsi University

Research and Publication Directorate

2007 Research Proposals 

          1.  College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 


Title of the project

Name of the Initiators
1 Assessment of Climate Change impact on availability of surface water for irrigation using Bias Corrected Original Climate Model in the case of Ketar Sub-basin bay.

1.Sissay Kebede(PI)

2.Mulusew Usman

2 Collection, Propagation and conservation of medical plants through establishment of field gene bank at Asella School of Agriculture

1.Dinkissa Beche(PI)

2.Misbahu Aman


Variation in recovery and Utilization efficiency, and Dry matter and nitrogen accumulation in food barely as influenced by genotype and fertilization

1.Meharie Getasew(PI)

2.Tadesse Lemma

4 The role of Rural saving and Credit cooperatives on saving Mobilization of members in Hetosa Woreda: ArsiZone, Oromia National Regional State

1.Abdella Yasin(PI)

2.Getachew Nigussie

5 Genetic Variability and Diversity of Bread Wheat(triticum L) in south Eastern Ethiopia

1.Tegenu Teshome(PI)

2.Zerihun Tadesse

6 An integrated value Chain analysis of High land Pulse: the case of Arsi Zone, Oromia state, Ethiopia 

1.Mahilet Mekonnen(PI)

2.Habtamu Tarko

7 Assessment of Rural Entrepreneurs  Integration strategies in Value Chain Activities

1.Messele K.(PI)



The Effect of Effective  Management, Farmyard Manure (FYM), Human Urine and Inorganic fertilizers on Fresh Leaf Yield, Quality Variables of Mulberry, and Growth and Cocoon traits Performance of Silkworm, Bombyxmori L. in Asella

1.Miftha Beshir(PI)

2.Kedir Shefa

9 Forest carbon stock assessment through remote sensing and ground based analysis in Natural and plantation forest of Munessa in the Context of REDD+

1.Annisa Mohhamed(PI)

2.Debele Abera

10 Causes of Adama Asella Road side soil erosion and  it’s alteration mitigation strategies: A GIS application of Water shade management

1.Abebe Terefe(PI)

2.Desalgne Lemi

11 Native Tree species Specific allometric  Models and Carbon stocks of dry matter Forest in the South Eastern Ethiopia

1.Yusuf Jundi(PI)

2.Nebi Morke


Performance Evaluation and Adoption Determinants of water harvesting technologies for small scale irrigation

1.Getachew Alemu(PI)

2.Kefyalew Emiru

3.Yeshimbet Ayele

13 Adoption Determinants of, Performance Evaluation and Usability Testing of Mirt improved Cooking stove in Tiyo District

1.Mebtu Ageze(PI)

2.Yesimebet Ayele

14 Assessment  and Evaluation of water shade management Activities in Keleta water shad, Arsi Zone of Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia

1.Dessalegn Lemi(PI)

2.Abebe Terefe


               2. College of Health Sciences 



Title of the project

Name of Initiators
1 Factors associated with non-adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy among adult HIV/ADIS patients; in Arsii zone, south East Ethiopia

1.Mehammed Hussien (PR)

2.Bekele Dibaba

2 “Dynamics of Malaria Transmission and Artemisinin Resistance in Ziway Dugda, Ethiopia”

1.Million Getachew (PR)

2.Dr. Ketema Tafess

3 Quality of sexually transmitted Infection Case Management in Private, Public and Non- governmental Health Care Facilities in Adama town, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, 2014

1. Abay Burusie

2.  Ashenafi Habtamu

4 Assessment of Physico- Chemical & Bacteriologica parameters of Drinking Water from Different sites in Asella town

1.Amde Eshete

2.Abay Brusse

5 Predictors of lamps contraceptive methods utilization among married women of reproductive age in adama town,oromia region, south east ethiopia, 2014 1.Ashenafi Habtamu 2.Gebi Agero
6 Effect of reused oil on the plasma lipid profile and body insulin sensitivity of mices; comparison with the imported palm oil.

1.Dereje Getachew(PR)

2.Tewodrose Desalegn



Level of concentration of iodine in salt and proper utilization methods at houseold level and associated factors in selected woredas of arsi zone, oromia region, ethiooia 2014.

1.Hailu Fekadu (PR)

2.Solomon Tejineh

8 Assessment of risk factors associated with severe acute malnutrition among children admiteed to arsi zone governmental hospitals, ethiopia, 2014

1.Tolessa Kebede(PR)

2.Brihanu Alemu

9 Assessment of factors affecting nurses working in governmental hospitals arsi zone, oromia region, ethiopia

1. Brihanu Alemu(PR)

2.Tolessa Kebede

10 “Study on molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis: genetic diversityandimmuneresponseinarsihighland, oromia region

1.Dr. Ketema Tafess (PR)

2.Million Getachew

11 Assessmentofknowledge,atitudeandpractice of midwifery and nurses regarding neonatal resuscita in arsi zone health institutions, oromia region, ethiopia, augest, 2014 1.Eshete T/wol(PR) 2.Ahmed Abbas
12 Prevalence of Depressive Disorders and Associated Factors among Residents of Adama Town, Ethiopia

1.Martha A (PR)

2.Sintayehu S.




                       3.  College of Humanities and School of Low  



Title of the project

Name of initiators

Traditional Medicine: Linkage, Extent of Referral, Integration and Challenges

Astudy with a particular Reference To Bishoftu Town

1.Mesafint Adal(PI)

2. Tadese Solomon

3. Bizualem Berhane


‘Legislative Scrutiny and its role, challenges and effectiveness (the case of Oromia Regional State)


1.Awel Ahmed(PI)

2.Mandefro Sorecha


Assessment of Non-English Language Instructors’ Perception of English Language Courses: The Case of Adama Science and Technology University.


1.Mesfin Admasu(PI)

2.Diriba Eticha


4 Measuring the effectiveness of criminal justice programs in controlling crimes with particular emphasis on community policing in the East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

1.Yidnekachew Mitiku(PI)

2.Temesgen Genet

5 Corporate Social Responsibility practices and Governance system in the Manufacturing Industry: A case of some selected Manufacturing Industries in East Shewa zone, Oromia Regional State.

1.Gobezayehu Baye (PI)

2.Alemseged Debele

6 Meles and Ethiopia: The Making of cultural Relativism in Ethiopian History

1.Meseret Bekele(PI)

2.Aklilu Yohanis

7 The Role of ATEETEE as Oromo Women’s Ritual Festivity in Perpetuating Cultural, Religious and Political Values:  The Arsi Zone Oromo in Focus

1.Dr. Ejarra Batu(PI)

2.Muhammed Hussien

8 Indigenous Knowledge of Rainwater Management and Utilization Practices for Livestock and Aligned Benefits: The Case of arsi and Harrarghe in Oromiya, Ethiopia

1.Negasho Bedhaso Logita (PI)

2.Tilahun Bayou Erba

9 A Study on Vulnerability and Situation of Female Students Sexual Exploitation by Sex Tourist I Addis Ababa

1.Dereje Bekele Gemechu (PI)

2.Getachew Godana

10 The Role of Language and Host Perceptions of Sociocultural Impacts of Tourism in Oromiya Region of Bale Zone in Three Selected Areas

1.Tesfaye Aberra (PI)

2.Alemgena Belete

11 Sexual Harassment: The Case of Addis Ababa Science  and Technology University & Adama Science and Technology University

1.Alemu Shiferaw (PI)

2.Mohammed Kedir

12 Analysis of Climate Variability Patterns and Adaptation Strategies in Central Ethiopian Rift Valley: Cases from Dodota District

1.Dr.Tsetadirgachew Legesse (PI)

2.Yemane Addis





                4.  College of Business and Economics 

S/N Title of the Project Project initiators
1 Analysis of Hospital Governance form and its Implication on Service Delivery of Organizational Commitment 1.Gemechis Terfa(PI)
2 Reducing Supply Chain Transaction Cost and Gaining Competitive Price Advantage to Ethiopian Coffee Producers and exporters at the End of the Market. 1.Dr. Tarekegn Dea (PI)
3 Value Chain and Supply Chain Alignment with Business Strategy 1.Belay Lemessa (PI) 2.Kefelegn Desalegn

1.Alemayehu Ethiopia (PI)

2.Hailu Abera

6 Measurement and Assessment of Credit Risk in Ethiopian Banking. 1.Wubeshet Ayanew (PI)
7 Tax Payers Perception Towards Fairness: Personal Business Profit Taxpayers in East Shewa Zone

1.Zerihun Getachew (PI)

2.Muktar Abdulfetar

8 Who does Benefit from Micro Financing? Rural or Urban Household Women?

1.Seoum Guta (PI)

2.Asamenew Desalgne


1.Obsan Regassa(PI)

2.Abdi Dhufera

10 Customers Attitude and Perception to Electronic Banking

1Mohammed Arif Sheikh (PI)

 2.Abdi Dufera-

11 The applicability of Marketing Ethics in Asella referral Hospital

1.Nebiyu Samuel(PI)

2.Gebi Hussein

3.Gemechu Bekele

12 Evaluation of Challenges and Gaps of Public Participation in the Decision Making Process (Planning, Implementation and Evolution Phases) at Local Level.

1.Tegenu Y. and(PI)

2.Mesay Barekew

13 Stakeholders satisfaction towards technical and Vocational Education and training reform outcomes in Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia

Birhane Sime(Ass. Professor(PI)

Tolla Berisso(PhD)



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