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Monthly Archives: July 2017

All Graduates Throw (Group)

News Release from the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, EGST On the Occasion of the 17th Graduation, Class of 2017 July 29, 2017, Addis Ababa

The EGST Board at its meeting held on 24 July 2017 approved graduation of all the 61 candidates (49 male, 12 female) recommended by the Faculty Council. On July 29, 2017, EGST awards post graduate degrees to the 17th batch of candidates in its campus. The 61 graduates are composed of five programmes – 3 in Theology, 29 in Biblical and Theological Studies, 9 in Leadership and Management, 14 in Development Studies and 7 in Post Graduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies. The proportion of female graduates this year, 20%, indicated a decline by 14% of female students’ completion rate compared to last year’s 34%.  According to projections from the EGST Registrar’s Office, the number of expected active studentship for the 2017/18 academic year is expected to be 203 (153 male, 50 female).

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Graduates’ Research Dissemination Workshop Conducted

The 2017 EGST graduates’ research dissemination workshop deliberated on the annual master thesis findings on July 22, 2017 at EGST. A total of 28 theses were presented and discussed in two tracks consisting of Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) on one division and Leadership and Management (MALM) as well as Development Studies (MADevS) on another.

Welcoming the participants on the occasion, Dr. Misgana Mathewos, EGST Director, congratulated the researchers and remarked that the international research community and internal EGST stakeholders are expecting quality research outputs.

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EGST Contributed to School Expansion, GRD

The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology on July 11, 2017, contributed seventy thousand birr to Tesfa Elementary School Montessori and Dining building project. EGST has earlier contributed 100,000 birr for the Great Renaissance Dam (GRD).

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EGST Joined NetACT

The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, EGST joined Network for African Congregational Theology (NetAct) as member. This was announced in a workshop held in Machakos, Kenya, from 2 – 7 July at Scott Christian University.

Dr. Theodros Assefa, Head of EGST Academic Affairs and Director’s delegate, has participated in the workshop and heralded the news on his return to EGST on Monday July 10, 2017.  “I am delighted to let you know that we are now accepted by the network. Our membership request and our choice to join the Stellenbosch cluster are fully approved and endorsed by the network’s general assembly” he announced.