The closing ceremony of the ‘Ginbot 20’ Victory Day Celebrations was colorfully held at MU’s new technology campus named after the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on the 7th of June, 2017.
The new campus, equipped with modern facilities and located at Quiha, in the outskirts of Mekelle, is expected to enroll 10,000 students in the upcoming academic year.
On the event, Dr. Kindeya Gebrehiwot, MU’s President, claimed that the new campus, which costed more than 2 Billion Birr to construct, is named after the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as a tribute for his relentless endeavors to use Science and Technology as fulcrum of the country’s renaissance and expressed his hope that it would help in realizing his dreams.
Dr. Haddush Goitom, Scientific Director with the rank of Vice President of the Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekele (EiT-M), MU, also underscored that the new campus itself marked one of the fruits of ‘Ginbot 20’ along with other impressive democratic and development achievements in the last 26 years and expressed the readiness by the management to work hand in hand with all stakeholders to make the new campus ready for service as of next year.
A campus tour and other celebratory activities were done in the colorful event that was attended by invited guests from various government offices, representatives from Quiha municipality and members of MU management and Community.