Mr. Hachalu Athomssa, ICT Directorate

The directorate is working to support the main core university processes i.e. teaching and Learning, Community service and research processes. We will have our own data center within two months. The data center costs 60 million birr including the equipment’s & its installation. After that we will provide the full service that is required from ICT. We have hired ICT professionals from juniors to seniors.Arsi University ICT directorate has structured into five teams containing thirty-three members. The teams are: ICT Infrastructure Administration Team, ICT Training and Consultancy Team, ICT Technical Support and Maintenance Team, Application Development Team and E- learning Team.
Although most of the members are assigned in the main campus, all the three other campuses of the university have their own ICT technicians
                                                               Male    Female  Total

Central and Agriculture                            19         3         22

Health Sciences  and Dinsho                      7          1          8

Humanities and Social Science                   3          -          3

ICT Infrastructure

It is designed to fulfill the goal of ICT Network Services that is to provide a network infrastructure that is highly available, reliable, robust, secure, & easily accessed from anywhere. Read More

Technical User Support

Back ground of ICT Directorate Arsi University identified ICT service and system as critical and top priority enablers in achieving its vision and mission. ICT directorate was set up as a central service unit that provides expert services and guidance to all academic and administrative units of the university. Read More

Business Application Development

System development team is one of the core team in Arsi University ICT office. The main tasks of the team is to gather and study system requirements of the University and Design and develop the system. Read More

Teaching & Learning Technology

E-Learning is an approach to Teaching and Learning Technologies that uses technology to achieve and enhance Teaching and Learning. We are planning to implements an E-learning portal to enhance and facilitate the teaching and learning process. Read More

Training & Consultancy

The Training milestone is one of the prominent figures in the ICT Directorate office as there are a lot of training for users and staffs to be given to optimally utilize all the services given by the office. Read More

ICT Infrastructure Development Project

This project is launched since July 2015. The main objective of this project is to builda new ICT infrastructure all over the university spatially inside the existing three campuses. It incorporates construction of three mini Data centers and an end to end campus network that cover every building in each campus.. Read More

More About Us

Our mission is to provide, coordinate, and facilitate the use of ICT in all activities of the University in order to facilitate change.

Our vision is to exploit ICT to its full potential thereby assisting the University in elevating its position to a center of academic excellence.

The ICT Directorate office was established to meet the following objectives:

  • To plan, develop and manage University-wide ICT infrastructure
  • To develop/acquire relevant applications
  • To manage operations and maintenance of ICT resources
  • To train end-users on computer literacy and offer end-user computing support
  • To promote staff development program to ensure that ICT staff continue to acquire the necessary skills to provide high-quality services and support
  • To advise and consult the University management on the acquisition of ICT resources and related issues
  • Carry out researches in ICT

Major tasks done by the ICT Directorate in the year 2015/16 include:

A design for network expansion in all the campuses is undergoing; soon there will be a bid floating.

  • An ICT Policy is finished.
  • The University web-site has been designed and is being populated with data.
  • Recruitment of some staff on the basis of contract and assignment of some academic staff to work under the directorate office.
  • We start configuring an email service with our domain username@arsiun.edu.et & on the process of creating email address for our staffs & students & all the user accounts will be created & will be given in a month time.
  • The networking of all existing campuses, interconnecting the campuses and introduction of broadband network for use both by staff and students

    Ongoing Projects and Infrastructure

    In order to excel the service provided by ICT the university has drizzled more than 60 million Birr both in developing new high standard ICT infrastructure and Student Information System/Once card system.

    High Quality Standard Datacenter in Arsi University is under construction.

    ICT Infrastructure Development Project

    This project is launched since July 2015. The main objective of this project is to build

    a new ICT infrastructure all over the university spatially inside the existing three campuses. It incorporates construction of three mini Data centers and an end to end campus network that cover every building in each campus. In addition to this, voice over IP and video conferencing devices are also integrated. The fiber line installation from the data centers to every building in all campuses and residences have been completed. The data center construction is in progress in Agriculture campus and it will continue in other campuses of the university. Up on completion this project, the university will have a well-developed infrastructure of ICT that meets all standards and supports all kinds of systems to be run through maximum security level.

    One Card System

    In higher education, the most important systems that support the teaching learning process in any higher institute is student information system. Hence, Arsi University has invested over 2.4 million birr to establish a one card system. When this project is completed, all registrar and alumni services will be automated. Besides, registration to graduation process will be online. It also incorporates a one card system for the services provided to students in cafeteria, library, clinic and gate pass. The completion of these ongoing projects is believed to excel the standard and service of ICT all over the university.

    Under new campus, the ICT directorate has planned to build a samara campus with full complex and well organized campus network. The directorate also has a plan to construct a modular central data center and full mesh topology fiber connectivity among all campuses of the university.

    The newly undergoing construction of the main campus design of all buildings has incorporated well designed data line. In addition to this, the master plan has all fiber connection design from the central datacenter to every blinding in the campus.


  • The University web-site has been designed and is being populated with data.
  • We start configuring an email service with our domain username@arsiun.edu.et & on the process of creating email address for our staffs & students & all the user accounts will be created & will be given in a month time.
  • The networking of all existing campuses, interconnecting the campuses and introduction of broadband network for use both by staff and students
Hachalu Atomssaa Daba
Arsi University (ArsiU)
ICT Director,
Mob:251-911893993
hachalu.atomssa@arsiun.edu.et/ict.directorate@arsiun.edu.et
Asella, Ethiopia