Haramaya University Conducts First Round Induction

 

Haramaya University the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs in collaboration with College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Higher Diploma Program Coordinating Office organized the first round induction training for newly employed and reinstated staff members for 12 days from October 04-15, 2016 at the Resource Center.

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A total of 112 trainees took part in the training and were drawn from 9 colleges of the Main Campus, Institute of Technology and Harar Campus and out of these 20 were females.

According to Mr. Tesfaye Munye, higher diploma program coordinator, the University has the culture of providing induction training since 2009 G.C. and committed to improve the professional competence of the staff. The training is vital for all participants in order to acquire professional knowledge and skills.This training can be used as traction to begin their roles and responsibilities.

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During the closing session, dean of College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Dawit Negassa, indicated that the induction training is part of the CPD trainings organized by the University with ultimate purpose of equipping the newly deployed and reinstated academic staff with pedagogical skills they can utilize in discharging their roles as teachers..

Dr. Dawit added that the objectives of the training were to acquaint the participants with the vision and mission of the University; aware them about the professional ethics of higher education teachers introduce them, help them identify and apply with different active learning methods, as well as communicate them with instructional planning and assessment techniques in their teaching. It is the University’s principle not to let any staff to teach without attending the induction program. Hence it has been conducting induction for the last eight years.

In the closing remark of the training, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Nigussie Dechassa, emphasized that; a good teacher is a one who is not only competent in his/her subject matter but also one who can communicate his/her subject content with students effectively and who acts professionally and ethically.

Moreover, he said that success in all professions including teaching is a function of ability, effort and discipline. Discipline, professionalism, fairness, respect for the institutions rules and regulations are highly demanded from the trainees as Higher Education teachers.

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Prof. Nigussie added that, “to be professional teachers, trainees need to be committed and dedicated for their profession. By its virtue, teaching profession is not about making money rather living for science and truth. Hence I want to remind you that as teachers you have to act professionally with commitment and dedication.”

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At the end, all the trainers and trainees received their Certificate of Participation handled By Professor Nigussie Dechassa Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Belayneh Legesse, Vice-President for Administration and Students Affairs.

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