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Henok Ayele

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Directorate

Dire Dawa University is one of the Ethiopian federal universities established among a group of 2nd generation Universities. It is found in the Dire Dawa Administration Dire Dawa town. The University is designated to be a center of learning and research, especially in the three focus areas of health, Technology, Business and economics. To these, the University has a wide range of academic programs and administrative offices to meet the growing demand for trained manpower in the region and the country at wide. To effectively carry out its mission and achieve its vision, the university has established various academic and admin directorates. Dire Dawa University Ethics and Anti-Corruption Directorate is one of these offices.

Dire Dawa University Ethics and Anti –Corruption Directorate was established based on Proclamation No 144/2000 in June 2014 of the Council Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with the overall duty of coordinating ethical issues and advising the president on such matters.


•  The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Directorate is accountable to the University President.



•  Endeavor to create University employees who do not condone corruption by promoting ethics and anti-corruption education, work ethic, professional ethics, conscience of serving the public and sense of duty among employees.

•  Prevent corruption and impropriety in the University.

•  Endeavor to cause acts of corruption and impropriety to be exposed and investigated and appropriate actions be taken against the perpetrators


• The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Directorate is headed by a Director and Three experts.

                  Major activities of the Directorate are;

The Directorate recognizes and commits itself to the pursuit of the vision, mission and value of the university. In light of this, the following are the main and/or focus areas of the office to ensure ethics and good governance in the university;

• Raising ethical awareness

•  Preventing Corruption

•  Providing training in ethical and moral values to create an attitude and understanding to prevent corruption.

•  Lead the way to corrective measures based on corruption and malpractice nominations.

•  Institutional development of good ethics and coordination of anti-corruption activities

•  Conducting system research based on urgent anti-corruption work

•  Counsel the institution on the issue of anti-corruption.

Encourage participation from the DDU community and its stakeholders in the combating/fight against corruption