National Conference on “Quality Education in Ethiopia: The Missing Link between Theory and Practice”

Sym.Edu 4Conducting educational, research and community based conferences is becoming the culture of Ethiopian Universities in general and Wollega University in particular. With this regard, Wollega University organized a National Conference on “Quality Education in Ethiopia: The Missing Link between Theory and Practice” on 23-24 March 2017 at Wollega University Main campus. His Excellency Mr.Moges Ede’e, East Wollega Zone Administrator, made opening remarks emphasizing that currently the Ethiopian government recognizes the importance of quality education at all levels for national development. He further stated that so as to ensure this objective, our educational content must be harmonized with the countries economic in line with the vision of the nation. Prof.Abiy Yigzaw, Bahir Dar University, and Dr.Firdisa Jebesa, Addis Ababa University made keynote speech.

Sym.Edu 3Different researchers and professionals of diverse field have participated on the conference through “Call for Papers” made by the office of university Research and Technology Transfer.  Thirty papers were selected out of seventy abstracts that were submitted during the call for papers. During the Conference, issues related to professional development programs, implementation of instructional supervision, efficiency of practical—based education, primary school absenteeism, effective student’s learning, accords and discords between English language teachers and students perception, new modular learning-teaching approach, behavioral intervention for pre-school children, EFL teacher’s productive skills errors, effect of cooperative learning on students’ and practices and challenges of counseling service and status and implementation of active learning were presented and discussed. They all are directly and/or indirectly addressed the current status of the quality of education in Ethiopian schools and institutes.

Earlier Dr.Eba Mijena, President, Wollega University welcomed the honorable guests, presenters and participants. He basically stressed the very importance of professional obligations in improving quality of education at all levels through sharing their research outputs, discussions and publications made out of rigorous research endeavors. 

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