Jimma University’s School of Post-graduate Studies recently organized a curriculum validation workshop to review and enhance the quality of its advanced degree programs. The workshop, which took place virtually, was attended by internal and external reviewers, who provided recommendations and feedback on two PhD programs, two subspecialty programs, and four Masters Programs.
Dr. Jemal Abafita, the president of Jimma University, delivered the opening speech, emphasizing the importance of the workshop in ensuring that the university’s postgraduate programs remain relevant and responsive to the evolving needs of the industry and society. He noted that the university is committed to providing high-quality education and is continuously working to improve its programs.
Dr. Tadesse Habtamu, the academic vice president of Jimma University, delivered an opening remark, highlighting the importance of the workshop in ensuring that the university’s postgraduate programs meet the highest standards of quality and excellence.
Professor Gemechis File, the director of the School of Postgraduate Studies, noted that the workshop was a significant milestone in the university’s efforts to enhance the quality of its postgraduate programs. He highlighted the importance of the feedback and recommendations provided by the reviewers and noted that the university would take all necessary steps to implement them.
The new curricula that have been reviewed include Ph.D. programs in Communication Engineering and Midwifery and Women’s Health, as well as subspecialty programs in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Additionally, there are MSC programs in Finance and Investment, Public Finance and Taxation, Energy Economics, and Instructional Design and Technology.
During the workshop, the reviewers conducted a thorough review of the university’s postgraduate programs, analyzing their content, structure, and relevance to the current job market. They provided recommendations on ways to improve the programs, including updating the content, incorporating new technologies, and enhancing the research component.
Overall, the virtual curriculum validation workshop was a success, reflecting the university’s commitment to providing high-quality education to its students. The feedback and recommendations provided by the reviewers will be used to enhance the quality and relevance of the university’s postgraduate programs and ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the industry and society.