Jijiga University

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Jigjiga University is a university in Jigjiga town (Jig Jiga in Somali Language), the capital of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. Jigjiga is located in the south eastern part of Ethiopia, 635 kilometres (395 mi) from Addis Ababa. Jijiga University is one of the 13 newly founded governmental universities in Ethiopia.[1]


Jigjiga University was established in 2005 with 714 students, expanding to take in c. 1,500 students in 2008,[2] and c. 2,800 in 2009.[3]

Law school[edit]

The Jigjiga University Faculty of Law was formed in 2004 and planned to graduate its first batch graduates in July 2009. The faculty has and academic staff of over 25 and takes about 60 students each year in a regular program and over 500 summer in service students.


  1. ^ Waktola, Aregay; de Nooijer, Paul G. (12 May 2006). "Table 3: New universities, location and planned undergraduate student enrolment" (PDF). IUC Programme - Institutional University Cooperation - Ethiopia - Jimma University - Programming mission report. VLIR (Vlaamse Interuniversitaire Raad) and UOS (Universitaire Ontwikkelingssamenwerking). Archived from the original (pdf) on 1 December 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Jigjiga University to admit 1,500 students". The Ethiopian News Agency. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Ethiopia - Jijiga University to enroll 2,800 new students". Nazret.com. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2010.