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The 5th National Open and Distance Learning Seminar was held at St. Mary’s on September 15 2016. The half-day research seminar, organized by the Research and Knowledge Management Office, in collaboration with the College of Open and Distance Learning, SMU, had paper presenters from SMU staff members and off-campus scholars.

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Opening remarks were made by Wondwosen Tamrat, Associate Professor, President of the University and closing speech was delivered by Tsegaye Gebissa, V/President, CODL, SMU.

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St. Mary’s organizes four annual research conferences; of which the one on Private Higher Education in Africa has international reach and has been held for the 14th time this year in collaboration with the African Union, African Association of Universities and UNESCO-IICBA.