The first batch of students for the Masters of Education (MED) degree programs developed as part of the BDU-NORHED project have arrived at Bahir Dar University. A total of 41 students (21 for the MED in the teaching of Science Subjects and 20 for the MED in the teaching of Mathematics) started classes on the 16th of October. While 35 of the candidates are from Ethiopia, six of them are from South Sudan. Before starting class, the students are provided orientation about the BDU-NORHED project in general and the MED programs they are registered to attend.
One of the tasks planned to be undertaken in the BDU-NORHED project is provision of short term training for primary school science and mathematics teachers. The first round of training is held from July 3 – 12, 2017 at the main campus of Bahir Dar University. The training focus was on four issues: STEM pedagogy, Gender Responsive Pedagogy, Multiple Intelligence and Assessment, and Action Research.