Background

Continuing and distance education mainly organizes activities for the society in the fields that have gained importance on the improvement of individuals with a view of career building, improving professional knowledge and skills, achieving new skills and supplying individual development needs. For this purpose centers have been established within different universities through the principle of making continuing and distance education accessible to everyone as a starting point for a lifelong learning process. These centers which aim at providing continuing education, implement more flexible programs compared to those executed in regular programs at higher education institutions. Bahir Dar University is one of the higher institutions involved in continuing and distance education. Owing to this fact, continuing and distance education program of BDU needs to be made accessible further for those who cannot get regular education and be consolidated in such a way that quality education can take place. In light of this, its provision has to be properly investigated and recommendations forwarded so that timely measures can be taken that can assure quality education.