The Office of the Registrar of the University of Gondar was established in 1954. Until August 1994, the office has served as a satellite for the then Haileselassie I University, now known as Addis Ababa University. Since the beginning of September 1994, the office has been working independently under the University of Gondar.
During that time the registrar was serving not more than 300 students in 3 diploma offering programs. Since its establishment the number of students enrolled and programs have been increasing. With the tremendous increasing number of students, the office of the registrar is expanding its office for the purpose of accommodating and properly securing the records of the students. The office has established assistant registrar offices in each college/ faculty/institute/school and currently there are 11 assistant registrars in each campus to facilitate its duties. To abreast with the contemporary world, the Office of the Registrar of the UoG is implementing then renowned technology, the Student Information System (SIS), since the academic year 2015/16. This is a paradigm shift for the office in particular and the university in general where all manual activities, from registration to graduation, became automated. To use the system effectively and efficiently 25 system administrators are employed. Presently, Office of the Registrar is serving 45,970 active students in the undergraduate (regular extension, summer) and post graduate (second degree, third degree, specialty and subspecialty) programs. In addition the office offers services for more than 75,000 alumni and other customers.
The main objective of the registrar’s office is to keep customers’ record appropriately and issue educational documents whenever demanded. Its main activities include: preparing and issuing the academic calendar, admission prospectus and student handbooks of the University on a regular basis; creating and maintaining up-to-date and accurate information on student admission, placement, registration, academic performance, retention, attrition, and graduation based on types, programs and modes of delivery; giving orientation to students, administering classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories utilization; notifying academic rules and regulations; preparing and issuing course catalogue of the University in collaboration with Colleges/faculties/Schools; notifying students’ academic status as per the existing legislation, preparing transcripts, degrees, diplomas and certificates to students as well as certifying any other related educational documents.
Mission: – The Office of the Registrar is enthusiastic to support the University to accomplish its mission and vision through provision of quality and up-to-date services.
Vision :- In the coming five years, making the office of the Registrar one of the leading office in delivering quality and timely services to the customers by equipping the office with modern technology and skilled manpower from Higher Education Institutions of the country.