Message from the Dean

Dear all, who are searching our college website seeking information about the college and college activities; welcome to College of Natural Sciences.  Although the college is known by its current name, it has evolved through a series of expansions and re-organizations for the betterment of the quality of its education and services to the community.  All members of the college community are working in harmony towards the achievement of the set vision and missions of the college, hence of Jimma University. We aspire to be the best higher learning institution known for its knowledgeable and skillful graduates; capable of offering community services in line with its cherished philosophy of Community Based Education (CBE).

Currently, the college hosts and trains students in seven departments, i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sport science, and Information science, in the undergraduate regular program.  In fulfillment of our graduates’ and the interest to pursue further education at postgraduate level in our needful society, the college has already launched masters’ programmes in 10 fields of specialties and one PhD program in Applied Microbiology. Thus, the college welcomes the alumni and all interested applicants to join us and witness this expansion philosophy. For the successful delivery of both theoretical and practical training, the college has organized more than sixteen laboratories, ten networked computer laboratories with internet connections for both graduate and undergraduate students in addition to the wireless service accessible across the campus. The college branch library is open 24 hrs for service.

Besides the team sprit among college staffs at all levels, the secret behind the quality of education being offered by the college is the excellence of staff composition including 23 Assistant and associate professors, most of whom are PhD holders. The College expects a significant number of staffs to join it after having completed their second and terminal degrees in country and abroad. The college hopefully will remain the best choice for our customers and we work hard at retaining our golden human resources. Recognition of the best performing staffs, and on a regular basis, is one of the mechanisms to encourage and retain qualified staff. The college has been rewarding outstanding academic and administrative staffs annually. Outstanding students and special awardees has also become part of the program since 2011.  
 
Our alumni are our mirrors; thus, your comments and feedback are invaluable. The college appreciates any feedback related to the overall and/or specific activities. We would like to remind you concerning the sustainable implementation of CBE philosophy wherever you are.  In support of your efforts, we are working in close contact with secondary schools and research institutions in addition to consultancy services in regional states for the sustainability of community services.     

For our customers and partners, please refer to the details given under different sections of the college including departments and coordinating offices for more detailed information. In addition, the Dean’s office is at a calls distance away for any comments and constructive criticism. Let us work together for our common benefit. 

Ketema Bacha (PhD)
Office Tel. +251471120739
Mobile Phone: +251917804178
Fax: +251471112214
P. O. Box 378
e-mail: dean.cns@ju.edu.et