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Department of Afan Oromo                                                                               

Overview of the Afan Oromo Department

The overall development of a language is determined by a context in which it is used. For instance, languages like Afan Oromo and French have developed and they have rich literature because of political, economic and socio-cultural reasons they are used in. In this connection, both languages are widely spoken and used even as official languages in many countries of the world.

To ensure the issue mentioned above, it was a general agenda of a great deal of ethno-linguistics communities in the world especially after the post-independence.   In many countries, questions related to language rights have become increasingly prominent and are often raised in the context of more general human rights. Linguists have become involved in this area via diverse pathways; e.g., maintaining endangered languages, language preservation and revitalization; language planning; forensic linguistics; bilingual education and other school-centered language issues; action research with urban linguistic minorities; work with indigenous peoples, including land claims; refugee and asylum issues, and more.

Currently, Afan Oromo Department is one of the five departments of College of Social Sciences and Humanities it is found at Bokoji town which is found under Arsi University.

 Objectives of the Department of Afan Oromo

The Afan Oromo department needs to create language experts that have reliable knowledge about the language and its society. The department also needs them to be aware of language and culture. Modern issues, regarding language like multilingualism and bilingualism, cross-cultural communication, mass communication, etc should also be emphasized to enable the candidates gain general knowledge about the language.

Mission:

    • To produce qualified professionals who can serve as researcher, public relation officer,      news reporter, editor, translator, artist, etc.
    • To coordinate various researches conducted in and/or on Afan Oromo
    • To conduct different community based projects in collaboration with independently or in collaboration with the institutions
    • To conduct training and workshops for further advancement of the language and, take part in community based development activities
    • To carry out research activities to standardize Afan Oromo

Goals:

    • To help the learner acquire basic knowledge of linguistics, literature and language skills in general and Afan Oromo in particular.
    • To equip the learner with basic professional knowledge, concepts and skills which enable them to engage in various setting
    • To provide the learner with the general rules and principles of the language with
    • Respect to literature, mass media, public relations and communication.
    • To develop joint and student-centered learning and use problem solving techniques in a number of different situations.
    • To enable students carry out activities in relation to their fields of specialization

Values:

Values include beliefs and attitudes that guide behavior and relationships with others. Accordingly, our values include:

    • Customer focused
    • Quality First                                                        
    • Innovation
    • Greatness in difference  
    • Environment Friendly
    • Optimality
    • Professional commitment

   Staff Profile of the Department

 

No Instructors’ Name Academic Rank Field of Specialization Current Status
1. Abdulkadir Aman Lecturer AO Teaching & Literature Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Ashenafi Terefa Lecturer Social Anthropology Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. Dejene Geleta Lecturer AO Teaching & Literature Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
4. Ejarra Batu (Dr) Ass.Professor Applied Linguistics and dev’t Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
5. Getinet Fula’a Lecturer AO Teaching & Literature Study leave
6 Mamo Mengesha Lecturer AO Teaching & Literature Study leave This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7. Mesfin Olika Lecturer Social Anthropology Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8. Mohammed Nemo Lecturer AO Teaching & Literature Study leave
9. Sileshi Birhanu (Dr) Ass.Professor Applied Linguistics Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
10. Taye Teseme Lecturer AFAN OROMO, AO Teaching & Liter. Active This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11. Wako Gada Lecturer MBA & AFAN OROMO Study leave This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Degree Nomenclature

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates would be awarded

    1. Digrii Baachilarii Aartii Afaan Oromoofi Og-Barruutiin”

(“Bachelor of Arts Degree in Afan Oromo and Literature”)

(የአርትባችለርዲግሪበአፋንኦሮሞቋንቋናሥነጽሑፍ) The degreeawardedtoaqualified candidateorgraduatewillbearthe appellation:

    1. Digrii Maastarii “Afaan Oromoofi Og-baruu” inAfanOrm, and“Master of Arts

Degree in ‘Afan Oromo and LiteratureinEnglish.

Contact Address

Dejene Geleta MA, (Afan Oromo Department Head)

Mobile: +251911567282

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