Curriculum Review Workshop Conducted


By:- Shemsedin Mohammed/Public & International Directorate
Haramaya University conducted National Workshop on Curriculum Development of Graduate programs of various disciplines on March 17/2012 at the University`s Resource Center in the Main Campus.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University presented a total of 3 draft curricula for discussion in Post Graduate Program. Most of the curricula, as confirmed by critical reviewers and participants, are need based and essential for the realization of the country’s development and transformation agenda.
Professor Chemeda Fininssa, Vice President for Academic Affairs made an opening speech and said, as a coordinator of the program, Haramaya University is committed for the success of the program. The curriculum is competency based, task oriented and student centered and is built around an interdisciplinary philosophy, the Professor said.

According Mr.Tesfaye Gudeta, the coordinator of the work shop and lecturer at the College, as part of the University`s mission, the mission of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is creating skilled and competent human power required for the transformation of the country through providing high quality education, research, and outreach services in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Mr.Tesfaye Gudeta added that the College is running ten different undergraduate programs and five postgraduate programs in four departments and two schools. As per the University`s need to expand graduate programs, the college is also in need of diversifying its graduate studies by assessing the demands in the market in consultation with different stakeholders. Based on this, the college is working hard to develop demand driven academic programs that will address the social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental problems of the society, Tesfaye added. In line with this, the College has planned to launch one graduate and two postgraduate (PhD) programs: MA in Peace and Development, PhD in Teaching of English as a Foreign Languages (TEFL) and in Peace and Development Studies by research only.
Currently, the University is running 59 undergraduate, 56 masters and 14 PhD programs. These programs are being run by 12 colleges and one institute.

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