Addis Ababa University (AAU) announced that it has finalized preparations to enroll students in eight new post-graduate programs in the present academic year.
The university would enroll 4,585 students in all post-graduate programs, it was indicated.
AAU President Dr. Admasu Tsegaye told ENA that the new programs are introduced so as to speed up the development of the country.
The eight new fields of studies to be introduced are architecture, construction, urban development, business and economics, according to the president.
The university is also furnishing the programs with materials in order to consolidate the teaching and learning process, he noted.
The activities carried out include the provision of laboratory equipment and chemicals and reading spaces for students, it was indicated.
The university will continue expanding post-graduate programs to help the Second Growth and Transformation Plan become successful, the president pointed out.
Currently, there are 245 post-graduate programs, out of which 72 are PhD program, it was learned.
Some 16,000 students are attending regular, summer and evening classes at Addis Ababa University.