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by (kemal hashi)
|on 2019-12-04 23:12:01
Jigjiga University warmly commemorates the 32nd World AIDS Day through different activities
In addition to running races for both female and male students, service for voluntary testing of HIV was made available in which more than 700 people tested and realized their HIV status. At the end of the Day, JJU community gathered for an awareness raising on AIDS where higher officials of the university gave speeches on the topic and key messages were conveyed through poems and other artistic performances. Speaking at the event, Dr. Abdi Ahmed (acting president of Jigjiga University) advised the students to give high value for themselves and protect themselves from factors causing HIV infections by encouraging them to test their blood at the university’s clinic and Jigjiga University Sultan Sheik Hassen Yabere Referral Hospital, where they can get the service for free. Meka Kedir, director of Women, Youth Disability and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Directorate, on her behalf mentioned that the World AIDS day is celebrated every year to remind that HIV is still transmitting highly and the younger group of the society is very vulnerable, adding that women are especially prone to the transmission of the virus. She has also advised the students to get tested for the virus and know their health status by appreciating those students who have made an HIV test during the three days campaign. At the closing of the commemoration of the World AIDS Day, top three winners of the running races were rewarded and Jigjiga University will continue to build habits that can help students avoid HIV infection.
by (kemal hashi)
|on 2019-10-12 12:30:22
Jigjiga University Signs MOU with Dexis Consulting Group to Implement a Project that Promotes Religious and Ethnic Tolerance in Ethiopia
Jigjiga University( represented by Dr.Abdi Ahmed, acting president of the univesity)has signed MOU with Dexis Consulting Group(based in Washington and represented by Bronwen Morrison, Senior Director of the project) to partner in the implementation of a project that promotes religious and ethnic tolerance in Ethiopia. Jimma University is also the partner of the project for the pilot period of the project where it's implementation is only limited to Somali and Oromia regional States. The goal of the project is to identify and counter dangerous speech on social media within both regions. Jigjiga University will serve as a resource partner to the Dexis team in implementation of a successful program. Jigjiga University will support Dexis in hosting a successful program research platform, support quarterly meeting of the working group on dangerous speech and help facilitate the creation of peace messaging to build tolerance within and across ethnic and religious cleavages in Ethiopia. Dexis will provide technical assistance and capacity building on the Universities' IT platform utilized to identify dangerous speech within the social media landscape to a select group of certain number of students and the department heads from Journalism and Communications department and school of Computer Science. Moreover, Dexis will provide technical assistance and capacity building with the student working group to develop and disseminate counter dangerous speech messages through social mesia channels. Jigjiga University will continue to partner with organizations and Institutions that will contribute to the peace and development of Ethiopia.