Haramaya University Conducts Second Round Induction


By Shemsedin Mohammed /Public & International Relation Directorate

Haramaya University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Higher Diploma Programme Office organized the second round induction training for newly employed and reinstated staff members from February 16-21, 2015 at the Resource Center.


52 staff took part in the training and were drawn from four colleges of the Main Campus, Institute of Technology and Chiro Campus. 11 trainers from College of Education and Behavioral Sciences conducted the induction training.

During the opening session, the HDP coordinator, Mr. Koye Kassa, indicated that the training would be vital for all participants so that they can successfully the newly acquired knowledge and skills in their classrooms.

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 large different assessment techniques in their teaching, according to the organizers of the training.
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 six years and for the second time in 2014/15 academic year.

In the closing remark of the training, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Chemeda Finisna, 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.

Prof. Chemeda added that, “to be professional teachers, you 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 act professionally with commitment and dedication.”
Finally, he forwarded his belief that, the trainees have got much from the training and hope they will apply it in their classroom teaching. In conclusion, he thanked all trainees, trainers and organizers of the training.

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