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Being one of the nine newly established universities that started their work in 2004 E.C, his Excellency Prime Minster Meles Zenawi laid down its cornerstone at Hossana in February 2001 E.C. In his speech, the Primer said that besides widening access to education, the opening of Wachemo University will have a big contribution to speed up the development of Hossana town and its surrounding. Moreover, the Primer added that for the farmers of Hadiyya who have a special trend in wheat production, the presence of the university will have a big contribution in making them even more productive.When the cornerstone of today’s Wachemo University laid down, it was to be called Hossana University. Ho
wever, as it takes into account the people’s interest, the topographic nature of the environment and demonstration of the actual condition of the community, it is reasonable to change it by its historical name ‘Wachemo’. The term wachemo by its local language, on one hand, indicates the place that is surrounded by trees with fresh air and suitable for living. On the other hand, it is believed that it was the name of the founder of Hossana town, respected, rich and hero man. Therefore, the former name of the town as well as the name of the university has taken into consideration these and other historical bases.