The new 11 universities, whose construction was launched in five states in the past, will be finalized at the end of this Ethiopian budget year, said the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Project Office Head at the Ministry, Samuel Kifle, said efforts will be made to complete the construction of all universities until June. The universities will begin enroling students in 2010 E.C.
Works were underway to furnish the universities with the necessary laboratory, dining and other equipment that are essential for the teaching-learning process, including the construction of internet, electricity, water and other related infrastructure.
Nine of the 11 universities will enrol a total of 16, 500 students in 2010 Ethiopian academic year. The remaining two universities will go under expansion project.