The MU community convened for a week from the 9th to 16th of March 2017 as part of the deep reform program currently underway throughout the country. Meetings were held in 14 different halls in all campuses of the university.
The university community primarily discussed the journey of the university in the context of the national situation in the last 15 years. It then deliberated on a document from the university management which aimed at looking into problems that were mentioned as hurdles in the overall academic, research and community service endeavors of the university towards good governance and fighting rent-seeking.
The President along with the Chairperson of the University's Board leading the plenary session
The meetings were concluded in a Plenary Session that was held at Martyrs Memorial Monument Hall, Mekelle, in the presence of Ambassador Dr. Addisalem Balema, the Chairperson of the University’s board and the V/President of the Regional State of Tigray, and the top management of the university. In the concluding plenary session, the major points raised during the parallel sessions of reflection and self-reflection at different halls by the university community were discussed.
Dr Abdelkadir Kedir, Vice President for Academics
Dr Abdelkadir Kedir, Vice President for Academics highlighted the efforts of his office to make the teaching-learning process smooth and effective and promised to incorporate inputs gained from the meetings.
Prof. Fetien Abay, Vice President for Research & Community Services
Prof. Fetien Abay, Vice President for Research and Academic Services, talked about the plans of her office to respond to the growing need of research and community services and called up on the university community to keep the research and community services momentum going now that her office is embarking on a new roadmap for better results.
Dr. Abebe Ejigu, Vice President for Support Services
Dr. Abebe Ejigu, Vice President for Support Services, on his part touched up on the concerns and complaints of the administrative staff of the university and responded that the appropriate ones will be dealt with in the times ahead.
The President of the university, Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, responding to questions raised
The President of the university, Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, then made a general remark on the specific points tackled by his vice presidents and promised the university management would exert its level best towards upgrading its services and called up on the university community to contribute their level-best on their parts to accomplish the university’s mission.
Amabassado Dr. Addisalem Balema, the University’s Board Chairperson, expressed the readiness of the board to continue to give a strategic leadership for the university’s top management and underscored the need to focus on being ready for change at individual and institution level. The meeting then was concluded with open declartion of stand by the university community to continue to work towards good governance and fighting rent-seeking.