Haramaya University Graduates Medical Doctors


College of Health and Medical Sciences graduated 192 medical doctors on Saturday December 23, 2017.

On the occasion, families of the graduates, Harari People Regional State President, his Excellency Mr. Murad Abdulhadi and other federal and regional government officials were present

College of Health and Medical Sciences chief executive director, Dr. Yadeta Dessie expressed his delight on the successful completion of the graduates and emphasized on the University’s progressive achievements in engaging in the development of the region on the health sector. “The College conducts more than 30 major researches yearly … and through its teaching hospital; it gives the six million people of Eastern Ethiopia general and referral medical services.” Dr. Yadeta said.

Dr. Yadeta added that Haramaya University is working hard to take the nation’s health care services to the next level through human resource training and health care infrastructure. He expressed that the University is currently engaged constructing one of the biggest hospital in the continent which intend to provide service at international level.

His Excellency, Mr. Murad Abdulhadi on his part congratulated the graduates and their families for their hard fought battle to reach where they stand today and emphasized on the government’s commitment to reach quality education to all. He added, “Where once only a few had the chance to attend higher education, now given the commitment of the government to the sector, the number of universities in the country has reached to 46 from the two in a country level. These universities have provided the chance for hundred thousands of youth to enroll and study.”

Haramaya University President Prof. Chemeda Fininsa had also conveyed a message urging the students to serve their country. “Understand that serving oneself is serving your community and country, learn from the society and do your share to serve the community protect its health,” he advised the graduates.

Concerning the recent conflicts erupting around the region and other parts of the country, Mr. Murad insisted the benefits of a peaceful community and country for development and transformation. He emphasized that instilling peace is a duty to all not only the government. “We need to work together by communicating complaints in a peaceful manner and exposing those who threaten our unity,” he stressed.

The FDRE Ministry of Health Human Resource Development Directorate Director Dr. Getachew Tollera presented the doctoral degrees to the graduates and graduates who had achieved academic excellence in their education were received their  awards from the hands of the honorary guest Mr. Murad Abdulhadi.

The College in its 21 years of serves has graduated more than 8500 health professionals in diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Now, in its 11 undergraduate programs, it has around 2900 students of which one third of who are females; in the 16 postgraduate programs, around 420 students currently enrolled.

This graduation ceremony was held for the fifth round and 406 Medical doctors were graduated before. And totally 598 Medical Doctors graduated from Haramaya University.

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