Wollega University Distance Education
|Contuining and Distance Education
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Teaching can prove to be an exciting and demanding job, and requires a variety of personal and professional qualities and characteristics. Teachers need to be able to relate well to othersand possess the skills of empathy and understanding in their interactions with learners. They must themselves enjoy learning and share this enthusiasm by providing an exciting and stimulating environment for young learners.
With a Teacher in Education at Wollega University you will, in your first year, typically have focused on the investigation of learning in relation to students and then children as learners, involving ‘hands-on’ experience while exploring learning in the contexts of work, community, family and school. Later you will have focused on the investigation of teaching and curriculum in relation to children’s learning, curriculum, pedagogy and research together with practical application in schools.
Wollega University (WU) is one of the public Universities of which the foundation stone was laid by the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Republic Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2005 E.C. The University is located at Nekemte town, 331 Km West of Addis Ababa, in East Wollega Zone of the Oromiya region. The University is located at the outskirt of Nekemte town on the road to Addis, on the 150 hectares of land surrounded by ever green forest and natural scenery of landscape, and spectacular view of mount ‘Komto’.
WU has become functional as of February 2007 G.C by enrolling 851 students in regular program to its 17 departments under 4 Faculties. The first batch of which graduated 651 students in July 2009; in Business and Economics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Language and Education. The University currently runs 82 undergraduate, 45 postgraduate and 5 Ph. D programs under 7 Colleges, 3 Schools and 1 Institutes in 2008/09 E.C. academic year. Considering its core vision of academic excellence and quality education and its social commitments, Wollega University needs to launch more Post Graduate Programs (M.A, M.Sc, M.Tech, MBA and Ph.D programs) in selected disciplines in 2009/10 E.C academic year and beyond.
Vision, Mission, Goal and Core Values
“Wollega University aspires to be one of the top 25 universities in Africa in 2025 EC”
To produce competent and innovative professionals in various disciplines through practical, lifelong learning; engaging in research, technology transfer and community services and promote good governance to the development endeavors.