The University of Gondar currently is undergoing induction training for newly recruited academic staff members. The training that will be held from 28-29 October will introduce and instruct the new UoG staff on professionalism and institutional ethics that will be vital for the quality education that UoG students receive.
Such trainings take place every year to ensure the continual handing over of UoG etiquette to its newly inducted workforce.
After the welcoming speech by Mr. Desalegn Geto, delegate director of Education Quality Assurance & Audit Directorate, Dr. Desalegn Mengesha, president of the University of Gondar, opened the event.
Dr. Desalegn’s speech brought notice to the current status of the University of Gondar and the way it has been steadily elevating to the position it has reached today. By shedding light on the history and challenges of the University though Dr. Desalegn was able to illustrate the achievements acquired thus far.
Once the speeches were summed up the President of the university took to the stage to share insights into professionalism. Dr. Desalegn Mengesha presented a power point presentation on qualities of teachers, which focuses on how a teacher should act, live and present themselves in an institutional setting. Along with this the president of UoG also spoke of the code of ethics and accountability of teachers. When concluding his presentation, Dr. Desalegn declared to the new staff members to “promise yourself now to be professionals.”
The two-day training will end on 29 October and will focus on, amongst other things, active learning methods, instructional planning, assessment and evaluation, guidance and counseling, technology assisted teaching and learning and scholarship opportunities.
By Samuel Malede| Public and International Relations Directorate