College holds national conference

The College of Science at Bahir Dar University has conducted a national conference on organization, management and use of statistical data. The conference aimed to assist researchers and other interested individuals on using statistical data appropriately. Opened in 2009, the Department of Statistics in the College of Science has a principal objective of training competent individual that could help improve the condition of statistical data organization in Ethiopia, said the Dean of the College of Science, Dr Essey Kebede. “The conference is instrumental in creating an opportunity of connecting researchers with statisticians.” BDU’s Vice President for Research and Community Service, Dr Tesfaye Shiferaw.

On the event, Professor Temesgen Zewotre, a scholar from University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, has presented his research work on the use, outcomes and challenges of statistics.
Other paper on the use of statistics education in developing countries was presented by a scholar from the same university.
Representative’s board members of the Ethiopian Statistics Association, scholars from University of Kwazulu Natal of South Africa, BDU’s top management and representatives of the Statistics Bureau of the Amhara National Regional State have attended the conference