The inaugural meeting
of the Debre Behan University-Industry Linkage advisory board took place at the
Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa on January 18, 2024. Representatives from DBU and
industry members who are part of the advisory board convened to initiate collaborative
efforts. This advisory board was established on December 23, 2023, with the aim
of fostering partnerships between Debre Berhan University and various
During the meeting, Dr. Nigus Tadesse, President of Debre Berhan University, emphasized the need to modernize traditional teaching practices and underscored the importance of industry collaboration in equipping graduates with essential knowledge and skills. He stressed education's pivotal role, highlighting the industries' responsibility to support and ensure the quality of education.
Discussions during the meeting centered on evaluating past performances of the University-Industry Linkage, as well as exploring the establishment of outcome-based University-Industry Linkage and collaborative research projects. Additionally, the conversation addressed identifying specific workforce needs within the industries.
The meeting concluded with the formulation of an action plan, outlining shared responsibilities for Debre Berhan University and participating industries. Dr. Nigus Tadesse, serving as the chairman of the advisory board, closed the meeting, summarizing the discussions and outlining future directives for both industries and Debre Berhan University.
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