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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Blogging Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia's former great academic institutions is in woeful state. Poor education standards, bad governance, corruption and lack of academic freedom now define its identity. Ethio-Zagol Post blogger Roha will start a new blog section on the University on Wednesday. Students, teachers and other university staff will contribute to the section.
In his smashing bestseller written frm prison former AAU academic Brehanu Nega asserted that Ethiopia's intellectuals are one of the the reasons why democracy hasn't taken root in Ethiopia. I agree with him. Roha's efforts will be part of the attempts to democratize AAU. At the moment, there is no forum in Addis Ababa University where stakeholders debate about the institution and much more. Our blog wilfully takes the lead to open the closed space.

5 comments:

the not-so-pessimist said...

A good move, EZ! Everything about AAU is deteriorating.....

As Prof Donald Levin put in his book Wax and Gold and also in his speech on the day he received his honorary Doc. degree from AAU, the institution needs full academic freedom if it has to contribute to the country in a positive way....

Yes, or else the institution becomes a brooding ground for timid, non-critical thinking, pseudo academicians....

Well done EZ, It's a really good move!!!!

Anonymous said...

....Right you are and I don't agree any less than the above...

Thank you EZ and looking forward to share ideas with Roha...

Ummm...

Anonymous said...

many thanks ez,
you are doing vrey amazing job,
keep it up,

Anonymous said...

Good start.

Anonymous said...

Selam Ez
I am glad you manage to get such focused blogg from AAU. I look forward to reading it.
Mela

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