Professor Girma Menelik, Professor of Political Science and Law at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, visited Mekelle University on June 13, 2017.  Professor Girma is the grandson of Lij Iyassu Mikael, who in turn is the grandson of Emperor Menelik II. Professor Girma is the Program Coordinator for Leadership, Governance and Human Rights at the University.

Girma at VP

Professor Girma with Dr. Abdelkadir and Dr.Hailu in the VP for Academic Affairs’ Office

While at MU, Professor Girma met with Dr Abdelkedir, the Academic Vice President, the staff of Corporate Communication and the staff of the Institute of Paleo-Environment and Heritage Conservation.  Among the sites, he toured are the Momona First MU’s Office, the IPHC Building, Ethiopian Patriots’ Memorial at Indeyesus, and the Italian Cemetery.

Girma with Corporate

Professor Girma receives MU’s Memorabilia from Ato Yemane Zeray, Corporate Communication Director

Professor Girma, who is an enthusiastic supporter of the establishment of Adwa Pan-African University, was briefed about the project by Dr. Ayele Bekerie and Dr. Hailu Habtu, who are the core members of the APAU Project.

Girma with IPCH

Professor Girma with Ato Kiros, Dr. Ayele and Dr. Hailu in front of the MU Management Building

After meeting Ato Tesfay Girmay, the director of IPHC, discussions were conducted to see possible future relations between the Institute and Africa University.

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Prof. Girma @ the Institute of Paleo-Environment and Heritage Conservation & the Ethiopian Patriots’ Memorial, Endayesus  


                                                                                    Courtesy of  Dr. Ayele Bekerie