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Addis Ababa Science and Technology University students complain over internship payment

Addis Ababa University, the oldest school of higher education in Ethiopia has been a center for student protests various times. From the protest against the imperial rule to the DERG and EPRDF regime students have demanded their rights. The university has thirteen campuses, one of which being Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. For the past few weeks, students at the campus have been protesting demanding the president of the university to be removed and their rights to be respected. According to an eyewitness who did not want to reveal his identity the main complaint of the students is the amount of internship payment. The fourth-year students said that students in other universities are paid eleven thousand birr when they leave for an internship but Addis Ababa University is offering only seven thousand and eight hundred birr.