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Madawalabu University(MWU) is one of the higher educational institutions. The name Madawalabu University is given to the university based on the place name which is 227 Km away from the zonal town Robe to the south west. Historically the place is closely related to the Oromo people who are the brain child of the culture of the “Gada” system as it has been recurrently indicated by elders and researchers. This place has been recurrently indicated by elders and researchers. This place has deep rooted value for Oromo people. Now a days, the name Madawalabu is commonly used by Madawalabu Stadium, Madawalabu Cultural band, Madawalabu University itself and other smaller business centers named after this unique place in order to make the memory long lasting in the mind of the people.
Madawalabu University is, in fact, among the recently founded (1999 E.C)institutions of public higher education in the country. However; despite its being new th
e university can be categorized as the rapidly changing institution in terms of student admission, expansion of programs and campuses.
The geography of the zone and its state of being bread basket in terms of production make its surrounding to be the Ukraine of Africa, which in turn makes the university a place of worth living. Moreover, the university is surrounded by different tourist attraction centres which make it appealing to be an ear catching institution to be visited.
Currently, the university is running over 42 programmes at B.A/B.Sc/M.Sc and BeD levels. It has 10 Schools 1 institute and 1 college. In 2007, there are6268 regular students,1201 Extension students, 3808 PGDT/Post Graduate Diploma Training/, 613 Winter in-service, 126 Regular in-service, 174 Post graduate regular and extension and totally 12,190 students.