YOM Institute of Economic Development, the quality-centered Post-graduate Institute in Ethiopia, organized its first graduation ceremony at Sheraton Addis on August 27, 2017. The Graduates are from the fields of Development Economics, and Project Planning and Management who have been attending their two years education at Masters level.

Government officials from the FDRE Ministry of Education, Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency, higher officials and Academic Staff members from Debre Markos University, Journalists from different Radio, Television, and Print Media, Parents, and other invited guests have attended the ceremony.

Mr. Desalegn Samuel, the delegate from the Ministry of Education, in his address to the graduates, expressed his feeling that today’s graduates will hopefully be tomorrow’s professionals and leaders who will serve the country and the people to the level they are demanded. He added that the work effort by the Institute in addressing Education Quality at the forefront is highly regarded.


The Institute’s Managing Director, Dr. Melkamu Tadesse, on his part, disclosed that the Institute is moving forward in attaining the dream of the founders. According to his address to the audience, this is easily manifested by the day to day increase of students’ enrollments. Different Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations are sponsoring their students in a huge number per academic year. This is exemplified, according to his speech, by looking at students enrolled this year through sponsorship by the FDRE Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) as well as the Dawro Zone Administration Council. Students joining the Institute from the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia are quite enormous. Banks like Zemen Bank, Abay Bank, Development Bank, Enat Bank and others also have a significant number of students in the Institute. Dr. Melkamu also called graduates to become members of YOM ALUMNI and prompted them to stay in touch.