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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

University instructors anticipate dismissal

Addis Ababa university's instructors are holding their breathe as reports that "several" will be dismissed circulate throughout the campuses. At least seven will be dismissed from the law faculty, sources told this blogger.
Meles Zenawi has long considered the university as a bastion of opposition to his rule; and recent events have increased his suspicion to the country's biggest and most famous university. Many opposition party leaders are either the university's current members or had been teaching there in the past.
The university's administration, led by Andreas Eshete, has been giving most scholarship opportunities abroad to Meles loyalists in the university in the hope that they will fill the void left by dismissed instructors once they return from their studies.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

EZ,

Would you be kind to provide us with the list of names of instructors that will be fired?

Anonymous said...

We've known this long time ago. When I alert people about the destruction of the Ethiopian education system many thought I was looking beyond. Well, lets see how the Ethiopian "intelligentia" plans to weaken the TPLF strong grip in the wake of this bad news. They have been leaving the struggle to the average Ethiopian as if it was NOT their struggle. The Ethiopian "intelligentia" thought this was too dirty for them to get involved to, well lets see how they handle this new order. Meles and his destructive organization have been undermining Ethiopia for the last 15 years openly I might add and many tolerated them as if it has nothing to do with them. Well lets see how these BORCHAMS are going to deal with him now.

Andreas Eshete has chosen to take sides with the EVIL MESSANGER to be against Enat-Ethiopia and her children. Who else will join him or has the guts to stand against EVIL MESSANGER? I hope the people who are to be fired are NOT going to take it laying down. I hope they will put up a fierce fight for it. I also hope they join us in our dream to fight EVIL MESSANGERS and eject them out of Enat-Ethiopia.

We have always blamed the Ethiopian "intelligentia" community as too soft and too arogant to take part in the struggle for freedom and democracy. Although our generalization of all "intelligentia" seem wrong but our focus on the Ethiopian "intelligentia" is right. We need their contribution to the struggle, we need to forgive each other and join hands to bring down Tyrrany and Ethnocentric policy out of our country.

THIS IS A DIRECT CALL TO THOSE WHO FEEL DESTRUSSED BY THE UNLAWFUL FIRING OF INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR POLITICAL BELIEFS, COME AND JOIN HANDS WITH YOUR ETHIOPIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO GALVANIZE THE STRUGGLE. OUR ARMS ARE OPEN, FOR ANYONE IN ETHIOPIA WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US IN OUR QUEST FOR TOTAL FREEDOM FROM ETHNOCENRIC RULE WHERE ONLY MINORITY CONTROLLING THE RESOURCES OF ETHIOPIA.

ENAT-ETHIOPIA TIKDEM!!!
TPLF/WEYANE AND THEIR COLLABORATORS YIWDEMU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

History repeats itself again!

No way this time around.Simply put woyane is DECLARING WAR ON ETHIOPIA. THIS WILL BE THE LAST STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK.

Ethiopians have to make the choice
Woyane or Enat Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!

WAKE UP WOGEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

is it a rumour or a news? all instructors will get a chance to travel abroad to get their phd (in fact that one of the reason why some join the university in the firstplace). the university was never great. not during the derg not during eprdf. the environment never encourage intellectual development. its a factor who produced second handers (specially those who remained and became lecturers cuz they were very good at playing the game). if anything its one of the countries problem both now and before. the situation has always been disgusting to the extent of nausia. this is by no means to say that evey lecturer is like that. but the majority are. they are just like our political leaders. unaccountable. disinterested. incomptent.

if we have to change as a country, the university is one of them. this is a place where we get our intellectuals.



Selamawit

Anonymous said...

How Long will woyane allowed to play with the Ethiopian People?. This is part of his repeated reparation plans to Kill the young Generation indirectly by dismissing the highly Qualified University lectures

Anonymous said...

TPLF(Weyane) and their thugs are doing their homework. They will do everything they can to destroy Ethiopia.I believe that the God of the Ethiopian people will never let them to accomplish their evil dream.

Dear beloved Ethiopians let us pray, that is the simple thing that we can do and more. Please be informed and
reject any ethnic based ideology.

Don`t worry for today because we will
have a wonderful future.Thanks to God, the darkest brutal rule of TPLF & their thugs shall pass off for ever.

Anonymous said...

The Weyane regime emboldened by his hollow victory in Somalia is preparing to crush all imaginable political adversaries in Ethiopia. The Weyane made the biggest blunder in Somalia. It is going to hunt Ethiopia for years to come. The Weyane leader was puffing his bravado on a hollow victory. They just rolled thier tank in a desert and declared victory. Pity Ethiopia has such an irrisponsible governmant.

PROF Alemayehu(Mekera Ayehu)Mariam said...

Hello guys,
The lectureres who are going to be fired are those who don`t have a strong publication academically.As you all know ,nowadays there is fierce competition among intellectuals to get the position of lecturer or instructor.So,it is a normal procedure in any democratic country to evaluate lecturers either to promote them or FIRE THEM.IF THEY ARE UNFIT,THEY WILL BE FIRED.

Anonymous said...

My dear prof (you called yourself alemayehu)

Take the following into consideratin:
a) Zgol tells us head on tips on a what can possibly happen. It is not yet out. So hold on before you pass judgement...

b) If you already know on what grounds the University is contemplating dismissal of some lecturers, expand the issue and tell us what you know. If you are just using the hint to distort the topic, hold on to your...

c) You seem to suggest the difference among Universities in Democracies and other forms of Governments. I don't think the stake goes that way. Irrespective of the forms of Governments, Universities could be administered differently. Many dictators have led their Universities to stand on its own. I mean there are exceptions to the rule. I belive that is our belief when we confront a dictor like Meles to leave alone the University.

Capici

Anonymous said...

Selamwit,

Anchi Tegbare Id yemata yemiasgeba witet enkuan yalametash, how would you know about the University's problems?

Anonymous said...

To the so called "Prof" above "publishing or perishing" was one of the reasons why Endrias Eshete slowly dwindled from academia in the US. Of course the second reason was his drug and drinking habit. The publishing and perishing concept has nothing to do with Democracy, which says quite alot about your understanding of the concept. It is about supply and demand- which as we know both concepts "Democracy and over supply" does not exist in Ethiopia. What does exist is sheer malicious vengful and hateful people who would do anything to prove their power. Little people both pyshically and mentally.

Prof Al(Mekera Ayehu)Mariam said...

To the anonym,
Democracy has indeed something to do with publishingand academia.If a lecturer doesn`t have a strong publication record,then he has nothing to do at the university.During the Derg regime(THE LAST UNDEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOIA),Mengistu got his degree from AAU and most of the lecturers at AAU were comrades with no publication record including the then AAU president Comrade Dr Abiy Kifle.Comrade Abiy Kifle made it clear in one of the AAU meeting that every lecturer must contribute or write an article in SERTO ADER GAZETTA(the version of cell or nature for Derg)if theuy want to be considered for PROMOTION.That is why I said Democracy has something to do in the academia.Gebito!

Hagos said...

Please why we are wasting our time. Thank you Ethio-Zago for telling us in advance. However, we should know by now this government doesn't have any Ethiopian agenda. We keep telling you and a lot of people didn't want to listen to us because we are from Tigry. What do you expect if he distroy the children education and we didn't said anything and know he is calling them adagane bozaney. So what make you think he care for AAU. Please see you country danger and join the struggle to rescue

Anonymous said...

hey guys are you rally talking about addis ababa university? look what sort of intellectuals it produced. its enough to look at this forum. the progressive descent into intellectual decadence that now pervades this and other similar hate forums is the outcome of a failed university.


as for my result, i easily managed to get in to AAU and even registered my name on the deans list (just play the game). three years and i couldn't take it anymore. think tegbared is much better.

Selamawit

Anonymous said...

Selamwit you happen to frequent it so the reflection is on you too.

Lete

Hagos said...

Hi Selamawit,

Don't be wrong. AAU, it used to be one of the TOP University in Africa. AAU graduate were accepted Oxford,`harvard , and many well known western country. It is unfortunate now tribal politics is destroying our country. I am not a negative person as some of TPLF members accusing me. However, only giving education oportunity to one tribe and destroying other part of Ethiopia education wouldn't help our country nor the greater Tigrian. Meles and his dreamer of great Tigrian and his dreams to creat a great Tigrian independant country slaughter by Eritrean. When we told them we are Ethiopian they used to isolate us and they used to prevent us from reaching others. When Melese was crying YEA AZO ENBA to start war with Somalia I was laughing specially when I heard the parliament was supporting him because of his concern of Ethiopian territory. Wow he was concerned for Ethiopian territory? Why he was silent for one year and six months when Eritrean were in our territory if he was a leader of Ethiopia. When our school children were killed by Eritrean he didn't even stop phone conversation with Essay’s. Actually a week before they start the war Eritrean officials were partying in Addis. You can fool me once but not always. My Ethiopian brother and sister's we are our own enemies of our country. We always extend the tyranny power by entertained this kind of rubbish thoughts. We need to wake up and smell the coffee. It does not matter whether it is our children education or our country integrity Melese doesn't care. Our brothers and sisters who fought the war for 17 years were sent home and some of them thrown out on the street. Melese does not care about Ethiopia. The good thing is I don't think he has a place in Tigria. Because we are not fooled to be surrounded by Eritrea and other part of Ethiopia as Enemy. We are Ethiopian and remain Ethiopian. Our struggle is for Ethiopia to bring democracy and justice for our people. By the way do you know some individual are almost ready to open a case against Melese in Hague court for genocide. Ethiopian and Friend of Ethiopian will fight for democracy and justice in our country.
Let Justice prevail!!!!

Anonymous said...

meles is just one person. eprdf has many members. the government is run by millions who support the curent system. to ignore that is to create an opposition which isolates significant section of our society.

Selamawit

Anonymous said...

Selamawit,
Where? Is it by force or by choice. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Only those who could not get admission or could not survive in the university (had academic dismissal) have this thing against AAU. Before the Weyane era, that university was the best out of Africa, the proof is... check where some of us are now!!!! And it has always been Meles's dream to destroy AAU. Selamawit (Selam yenesash), if you were truly @ AAU, shame on you for slandering that institution. Although it may have had some poor quality lecturers we cannot deny some of the top noch intellectuals started there. All of us must have fond memories of AAU, even bad ones (due to the legacy of the country). We must all fight those who are out there to destroy our beloved AAU.