Admas University College Mekelle
Admas University, which is one of the pioneer Private Higher Education Institutions in Ethiopia, commenced its operation in October 1998 under the name “Admas Business Training Centre.” The Training Centre then started delivering training services in certain tailor-made short-term programmes. By undertaking deep assessments of further training needs and making preparations in terms of the required human and material resources, the centre upgraded itself to a college status as of April 1999, and to the status of a University College as of March 2007. Finally, after ensuring that all the requirements of Higher Education Proclamation No. 650/2009 have been met, the Ministry of Education of F.D.R.E. granted full University status to Admas as of July 2014.
Since its establishment, the University has graduated more than 37,000 (thirty seven thousand) students in various fields of study with Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in conventional regular & extension and distance modes from its campuses in Addis Ababa (4 campuses), Adwa, Dessie, Bishoftu, Hargeisa_ and from more than 60 coordinating offices of the College of Distance Education.
The University has undergone enhancing its capacity of rendering quality training and education. It also facilitated the conduct of external quality audit by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA). The audit proved that the University renders quality education and training services as the conclusion of HERQA’s audit team reads on page 7 of the audit document; “The overall conclusion of the EQA team is that Admas University College has grown successfully in a planed and purposeful way and is firmly established as a major provider of higher education in Ethiopia.” Admas also scored the highest result during the 2003 HERQA’s audit. Getting audited by HERQA for its distance education, Admas again scored a highest result, and became one of the few Institutions given license to pursue rendering distance education once the Ethiopian Government had forbidden the delivery of distance education by Private Institutions during the year 2004.