Alemayhu Erkihun became the first PhD Graduate of the Faculty

Alemayehu Erkihun, a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of History and Heritage Studies has become the first Ph.D. Graduate of the Faculty. Alemayehu successfully defended his dissertation, “Borderland, Frontier and the Boundary Issues between Ethiopia and the Sudan, 1898-1991: From the River Setit in the North to Abay (Blue Nile) in the South” on 3 August 2020.

 Alemayehu wrote his timely dissertation under the supervision of Professor Shumet Sishagne, with his dissertation receiving an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Board of Examiners. Remarkably, Alemayehu had also completed his studies right on time within the four years allotted study period, setting a very good standard for other Ph.D. students to follow suit.

 There are currently more than 30 enrolled Ph.D. students in the three Ph.D. programs of the Faculty and the number of those completing their studies and graduating is expected to increase in the next two years.  

 Congratulation to Alemayehu whose remarkable achievements will be remembered in the Graduate Studies History of the Faculty!

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