Making a Difference: Professionals Playing Their Professional Duties!

Created on Monday, 08 May 2017 07:23
Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 07:23

The case method has been recognized as an important pedagogical tool in imparting management education and various Management Schools have used it in varying degrees. Case method provides simulated business decision-making environment interfaced with business issues involved. The business cases of Ethiopia are merely available, so teachers are using cases developed in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK) and these cases fail to understand the local problem of the business. So the need of the hour is to develop the cases in the own country for better understanding of the concept and effectiveness.

Wollega University, which conducted a workshop, recently became member of this Case Centre.  Wollega University has become the first University in Ethiopia to become member of Case Centre (UK). The Case Centre (UK) was set up in 1973 as the Case Clearing House of Great Britain and Ireland. It was the result of a joint initiative by 22 higher education institutions who wanted a reliable facility for sharing case materials among business teachers.

Now, cases are also available at the cheaper cost to the Wollega University Staff. The University will organize workshops to train the teachers of not only our University but to other university of Ethiopia to share the knowledge. Also Wollega University academic community can develop the business cases for teaching and disseminate the knowledge throughout the world by publishing the cases at the Case Centre.

The efforts made by the Corporate Communications Directorate, Wollega University and Dr.Vijay Kumar Pandey, Department of Management are also highly appreciated. This is what makes a difference whereby Wollega University has become the first higher learning institution in Ethiopia to become member of Case Centre (UK).