June 2020

Socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Analysis from JU’s Experts

A group of scholars from College of Business and Economics (BECO) of Jimma University conducted a study on socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. The study aims at forwarding expert opinions on the possible responses that help mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic in the country. The study highlighted that the pandemic brought up clear and present negative effects such as economic hardship for consumers, businesses communities, public finance and general socio economy across the globe in general, and developing countries in particular.

Vacancy for Paid Graduate Internship

As part of the effort to support the Ethiopian higher education and training sector, the Sustainable Training and Education Program (STEP-GIZ) is very keen to implement graduate internship as a pilot on selected number of graduates with close collaboration with few selected local universities and the results may positively affect the employability of graduated and productivity of industries & the private sector at large. Jimma Institute of Technology of Jimma University is among selected local Universities.

Sustaining Eye-care services in the COVID-19 Era through Tele-medicine: JU’s Department of Ophthalmology

COVID-19 has impacted the healthcare service delivery system worldwide. The pandemic has constrained regular service provision at the Department of Ophthalmology in Jimma University, which is known for its voluntary eye-care service campaigns in southwest Ethiopia.


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