1. Introduction

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through practical experience sharing, discussion, teaching, training, or research. It is through education that science and technology take root in a society. The skills and values that education creates will enhance biophysical and socio economic transformation for sustainable development. Education also provides citizens with an understanding of natural and human environment including the political, legal, social, economical and institutional functions of a society; and with the social and moral awareness to thrive in it.  It is the education and its system that prepare citizens for the challenges and opportunities of changing the world. Thus, education in general is the base for development.

To meet all these and other necessities of education, regular higher education programs elsewhere and those in Ethiopia in particular have not been able to satisfy the divergent educational needs of all segments of the society. Regular education programs could not serve the interest of those who could not access regular education programs due to various reasons such as physical, financial, social, human and institutional assets. Depending on their access to either of these livelihood assets, clients may require education programs including the continuous, distance, and summer programs. In line with this, the Summer Education Program (SEP) has been found to be the necessary way to address the educational questions of a considerable number of citizens of the nation

Since its establishment in 1997 G.C., SEP has reached out citizens who have been deprived of the opportunity to attend regular education programs due to different reasons and in so doing to contribute to the human resource development of the country.  In general, it is believed that Summer Education Program of HU has continued to play a great role in advancing the human resource development of the country.

  1. Objectives of Summer Education Program

The prime objective of summer education program is reaching the educational need of the society as the university’s effort to fulfill one of its mandates, which is community service endeavor. In the meantime, generating optimal income that promotes the academic and administrative staffs, and strengthen the regular programs is the other objective for which this program is established. Thus, starting from the time of its establishment, many professionals have been graduated in different fields of studies, playing a role in the overall development of the country.

  1. Existing Programs

Within the mentioned objectives, currently, a total of more than 6, 000 students are enrolled under 27 fields of studies in undergraduate programs, namely:


College of Natural & Computational Sciences College of Agriculture and Environmental  Sciences College of Health and Medical Sciences College of Business & Economics
Biology Agricultural Economics Environmental Health Sciences Accounting
Chemistry Animal Science Medical Laboratory Sciences Cooperatives
Physics Plant Science Nursing Management
Sport Science Natural Resources Management Midwifery
Institute of Technology
College of Social Sciences and Humanities College of Computing & Informatics


Rural Development and Agricultural Extension Soil and Water Engineering


Afan Oromo and Literature College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Information Technology

Geography and Environmental Sciences Special Needs
Educational Planning & Management
History and Heritage Management
Gender & Development


Adult Education and community development
  1. Newly Proposed Programs

In addition to the existing programs mentioned, the Summer Education Program office has made all the necessary preparations to initiate the following undergraduate programs:

  1. Sociology
  2. Economics
  3. Statistics
  4. Library and Information Sciences
  5. Psychology
  6. Public Administration and Development Management
  7. Pediatric Nursing


  1. Application

Applicants who are interested to join anyone of the aforementioned thirty six (34) programs can apply until Hamle 06, 2008 (July 07, 2016). Applicants can get the Application Form attached herewith and can collect from the SEP office at HU. Applicants should submit their application either in person or through post office to the Summer Education Program Office of Haramaya University at the main campus.  For more information you can use our contact information.

  1. Admission Criteria for First Year summer 2008 E.C (2015/16 A.Y)

3.1.Type One

  • Previous grade 12/ESLCE point > 2.0 in five subjects including Mathematics & English and diploma; no F in Mathematics & English or
  • Previous grade 12/ESLCE result   Plus grade 10/EGSEC  result  > 2.0 for five subjects including Mathematics & English and diploma; no F in mathematics &  English or
  • Previous grade 12/ESLCE or grade 10 point plus TTI (teacher training institute) result >2 plus Diploma

For all the above three cases level 4 COC pass mark is mandatory for all programs except for Natural and Computational Sciences (NCS), Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Education and Behavioral Sciences (CEBS).

3.2.Type Two

  • Grade 10 result /EGSEC > 2.0 in seven subjects including Mathematics & English; no F in Mathematics & English plus,
  • At least 10+3 diploma for all programs plus,
  • Level 4 COC pass mark except for who join NCS, SSH and EBS

3.3.Type Three

For Preparatory Complete

  • For those who took 4 courses pass mark is >157
  • For those who took 5 courses pass mark is >196
  • For those who took 7 courses pass mark is >275
  • Diploma for all programs except for who join NCS, SSH and EBS.
  • Those who have taken grade 12 twice should compete only by one document.
  • COC is not needed for all programs


  • Work experience of one year is necessary for all first year students.
  • All students have to show the original copy of their document with its photo copy during registration.
  • Those who have Diploma in Education (NCS, SSH and EBS) must keep their study in education; changing field is not allowed
  • Those who have Diploma in Agriculture must keep their study in agriculture ; changing field is not allowed
  • MoE sponsored student should submit letter from their respective woredaS/zones.
  • It is mandatory to stick to these criteria and guidelines.


  1. Contact Information

2.1.Postal Address

Summer Education Program

P.O. Box 63,

Main Campus,

Haramaya University

Dire Dawa


2.2.Office Phone

+251 25 553 03 63

2.3.Web Site