Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) Coordinating Office
Required Information
 Brief Description
 About CDE   
 College of Social sciences and Law Continuing and Distance Education (shortened as CDE) Coordinating Office was established in 2002 E.C (2009) when Jimma University restructured itself into colleges and institutes. Currently, the Office coordinates different programmes in the summer-in-service, distance, and evening programmes.
 General Information    
College of Social Sciences and Law Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) Coordinating Office is one of several CDE offices serving the community by providing education in different modalities. The College CDE aspires to be a leading coordinating office that will achieve all-round effectiveness and efficiency. It aims to maximise the University’s income through the involvement of large number of students in programmes.

Currently, it runs summer-in service, distance, and evening programmes.  The Office is working hard to open other important modalities of delivering education, namely e-learning and the weekend programme.

Currently the office is coordinating the teaching-learning process for:
 
  • 1646 students in the summer in-service programme
  • 508 students in the evening programme
  • 3000 students in the distance programme


CDE Facilities The Office has full right to use classrooms and resources, human powers (both administrative and professional) and it has well developed modules to deliver courses in distance form.
CDE Administration       The Office has one coordinator, one secretary, and one messenger.
CDE Coordinator Gashaw Tesfa
 Programmes
The CDE is now coordinating:

I.    Four different evening programmes:
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Governance and Development Studies
  • Oromo Folklore and Literature.

II.    Seven different summer in-service programmes:

  • Amharic Language and Literature
  • Afan Oromo Language and Literature
  • English language and Literature
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History and Heritage Management
  • Law
  • Sociology.

III.    Five different distance programmes:

  • Afan Oromo Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Governance and Development Studies
  • Sociology
  • Law.

Objectives of the Programmes
  •     See objectives mentioned under each department.

The coordinating office aims to  maximise the availability of education through different modalities so that people of various situations will have the opportunity offered by education.

‘Time and location shall not be barriers to interested learners!’

Entry Requirements       See departments’ requirements and Ethiopian Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Institutions entry requirements. 
Fee      Unless a student is sponsored by the government or other organisations, s/he is required to cover all tuition fees and food and housing payments:
  • The tuition fee for evening programme students is 65 Birr/credit hour
  • The tuition fee for summer in-service programme students is 78 Birr/credit hour
  • The tuition fee for distance programme students is 65 Birr/credit hour
Graduate Profile To date, about 7000 thousands students have graduated from the evening and summer in-service programmes.
Course Breakdown See departments’ course breakdown
Contact Address College of Social Sciences and Law Continuing and Distance Coordinating Office
 Gashaw Tesfa, Coordinator
M.A. in Developmental Psychology
Lecturer, CDE Coordinator, Play Therapist  
Jimma University
PO Box 378
Tel: +251-471-12-24-38
E-Mail: gashaw.tesfa@ju.edu.et /gashawtesfa1993@gmail.com   
Jimma Ethiopia