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WHEREAS, it has become necessary to lay down a legal system to enable institutions to effect institutional transformation, and thus be able to serve as dynamic centers of capacity building consistent with the aspirations of the peoples of Ethiopia in the context of globalization;

WHEREAS, it has become necessary to create an appropriate legal framework to guide institutions focus on critical issues of relevance and quality of education and research to contribute with efficacy to the Ethiopian peoples’ aspirations of peace, democracy and development;

WHEREAS, to ensure good governance in the context of an expanding higher education system, it is imperative to provide by law for an appropriate balance of an institution’s autonomy and its accountability to Government and to public interests generally;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide by law that the system of governance of institutions shall promote, consistent with the Constitution, a life of a learning academic community governed by the principle of freedom of expression based on reason and rational discourse;

WHEREAS, the stage of development of the country’s higher education in general requires legal direction and guidance to enable it become efficacious, it has also become particularly necessary to guide properly by law higher education in private institutions in order to ensure and promote its positive contributions through relevant and quality education;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:(DOWNLOAD)

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