First round induction training for newly employed and reinstated staff members of Haramaya University was given at resource center for 6 days from November 4 to 9/ 2019.

The induction training was organized and conducted by the office of Vice-president for Academic Affairs in collaboration with College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Higher Diploma Program Coordinating Office.

According to Mr. Anwar Ahmed, HDP Coordinator, a total of 100 trainees who are from different colleges took part in the training .Mr. Anwar said that the University has been conducting this induction trainings since 2009 G. C with the goal of improving the professional competence of the University’s staffs. “The training is vital for all participants as it can be used as traction to begin their roles and responsibilities as higher institution instructors,” added Mr.Anwar

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

Dr. Dawit, in his turn, added that the objectives of the training were “to acquaint the participants with the vision and mission of the University; make them aware of the professional ethics of higher education, introduce and help them identify and apply different active learning methods, and to introduce them to the 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 trainings for the last eight years,” added Dr. Dawit.

In the opening ceremony, Professor Mengistu Urge, the Acting Vice-president for Academic Affairs said that subject matter knowledge and skills of the fresh graduates are not enough to make them effective teachers. Therefore, the trainees should be equipped with pedagogical knowledge and skills in order to play their roles as professional teachers even though effective teaching is a lifelong process as it need long years of  experience in the field, so we teachers should update ourselves every time to make our students efficient enough.

After accomplishing the 6 days training, certificates were awarded for the trainees for successfully conclusion of the training.