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OSU provides demand based training services that aim at filling knowledge and skill gaps among public servants on variety of topics. In the past 4 years alone (since 2016), the university has provided short and long term trainings for above 92,000 public servants.

To further strengthen its capacity building services, OSU has established a new center, namely:  Center for Professional Competence and Human Resource Development as part of its revised organizational structure adopted in 2019. This has been done particularly following the decision made by Oromia Regional Government giving OSU an exclusive mandate to handle issues of public servant professional competence. 

Accordingly, OSU has set out with a renewed sense of mission and a strategic focus reflected in its new 10 years strategic plan (2020-2030) and its 2020/21 annual plan which have already been under implementation.

OSU has also done extensive works in expanding and modernizing   its training facilities. Among others, the university has built seven new blocks of three story buildings each equipped with top-notch training support facilities such as ACs, LCDs and LED TV that have become operational since 2016. Along with these are also variety of modern training room layouts customized for mass conferences and trainee group discussions.

On top of this, the fact that OSU’s campus is located in the immediate vicinity of Lake Dembal provides a still more fascinating opportunity for lake-side recreation and aesthetic experiences to be enjoyed by its trainee customers even during their regular coffee breaks.