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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences of Jimma University has conducted a national curriculum review workshop to launch three new programs at PhD level from December 15-16, 2017. The purpose of the curriculum review workshop was to expand programs at PHD level in various fields of education and as part of attaining the University’s effort to become a research university.

It’s recalled that Jimma University and the University of Oslo signed a collaborative agreement in October 2012 to engage in collaborative research projects, to initiate joint and double degree programs, to document and advance Community Based Education (CBE) and to work on capacity building. Following the concord, the two universities registered significant achievement in capacity building that fostered educational opportunities to students and staff.

Jimma University HSMEDC and University of Oslo in cooperation with NORAD organized training on Andragogy (Adult Learning) from April 11 to April 15, 2016. The training was attended by Academic Staffs from different departments in the College of Health Sciences. The Training had the following objectives