BACKGROUND:

Name: Wolkite University                                        

Motto: We Strive for Wisdom!

Vision: To be among the best ten Universities in East Africa by 2027 E.C

Location:  SNNPR, Guraghe Zone, 170 km South West of Addis Ababa on the way to Jimma.

ESTABLISHMENT:

Background: In November 2001 E.C the late Prime Minister, his Excellency Mr. Meles Zenawi laid the foundation stone of the University in a plain landscape which is quite ideal for academic pursuit. It is situated at Gubreye sub-city, 15 km away from Wolkite town of the Gubreye – Butajira road.

 Operational year: 2004 E.C

Areal coverage: 246 hectares of land

CONTACT:

Phone: +251 113 22 00 43

Fax: +251 113 22 24 15

Web: www.wku.edu.et

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Fb: www.facebook.com/wku.edu.et

P.O.Box: 07, Guraghe Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Twitter: Wolkite University

Campuses:

  • Gubreye Campus (Main Campus)
  • Wolkite Campus
  • Butajira Campus

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

Colleges – 7

 School – 1

Departments:

  • Undergraduate – 46
  • Post Graduate – 3
  • Summer – 19
  • Weekend – 9
  • Night – 6

STUDENTS:

  • Regular Ethiopian Nationals – 11,049
  • Regular Foreigners – 11
  • Post Graduate – 223
  • Summer Program – 1677
  • Weekend program – 478
  • Night – 456

STAFF:

Academic – 1,071

Full time expatriate academic staff - 32

Administrative – 1,031

Support  Staff – 1,307

RESEARCH:

Six Research Centers in Gurahe Zone

  • Wabe
  • Imdibir
  • Agena
  • Teklehaimanot
  • Gumer
  • Enamor ena Ener

COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHEMES:

      Social affairs

      Agriculture

      Health

      Education

      Technology Transfer

      Entrepreneurship

      Free legal aid

FACILITIES AT GLIMPSE:

  • Wolkite University Tertiary Specialized Teaching Hospital
  • Four Libraries
  • Free Wi-Fi in all campuses
  • Fully furnished cultural restaurant
  • Playground with the training facilities of Volley ball, foot ball, hand ball, athletics, table tennis, dart, pool, bicycle riding, and basketball
  • Six staff and students’ lounges
  • Shopping centers,
  • Beauty salons
  • Bank with ATM service
  • Four parking lots
  • Free DSTV access
  • Exceptional reading room for female students
  • Community school
  • Dairy products
  • Printing press
  • Large size meeting hall
  • Residential houses for staff

GRADUATES:

      Since 2006 E.C – 3,782

JOURNAL:

  • ethiop journal

RANK:

  • Third from third generation Universities

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE:

  • Bio-Technology
  • Indigenous knowledge

 

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