Debre Markos University Social Science and Humanities College is undertaking the first Annual National Research Conference colorfully
DMU: – Debre Markos University Social Science and Humanities College is undertaking the first Annual National Research Conference under the theme “Innovation for Personal Virtue, Social Transformation and Nation Building” colorfully in Queen Sheba from 17-18 April 2021 in the presence of honorable guests, higher government officials, scholars, researchers and distinguished invited participants.
Partial view of DMU Social Science and Humanities College Annual National Research Conference opening ceremony
Guest of honor, Professor Masreha Fetene, indicated that Social Science and Humanities College has taken the right path that shows the coming of age and a step towards development in its research theme. The college can do a lot since the University is established in the area where pioneer writers and authors and gifted individuals were available.
DMU Social Science and Humanities College Dean Doctor Amare Sewunet, warmly welcomes honorary guests, scholars and participants of the conference says that the conference becomes remarkable since it is being undertaken in the time of number of political disputes and conflicts in addition to the global pandemic Corona COVID 19. The researches to be presented are expected to be timely and related to human beings in one or the other way as the theme of the conference is Innovation for Personal Virtue, Social Transformation and Nation Building, Amare added.
Though a human being is a speaker creature, there are people who opposes this idea by the saying ignorance is a good revenge. However, scholars shall communicate ideas in order to come up with possible solutions to the existing problems happening here and there, Dr. Amare underlined.
Moreover, scholars shall conduct and bring innovate ideas that would help to develop personal virtue, make social transformation and nation building, Amare recommended. The college is aged as compared to others since its establishment and number of staff member are working in it in training trainees in the regular and extension programs on undergraduate and post graduate programs, Amare announced. The research conference will be a plat form to come up with innovative ideas that will help build the nation through detailed and scholarly discussions with in the two days research conference, Dr. Amare concluded.
DMU Social Science and Humanities College is undertaking the first Annual National Research Conference since one among the missions of higher institutions is conducting demand driven and problem solving researches and devising innovative ideas that would enable to alleviate the existing environs and bring the development of the nation at large.
Research would be meaningless since innovation is not an end by itself unless it is implemented on the real ground, the college remarked. Thus, collaboration and working together shall be strengthened among researchers and participants to enhance research outputs. Thereby, innovative ideas which are developed by the researchers and participants could be disseminated to users to bring the intended changes. Thus, in turn would help to build personal virtue, social transformation and nation, the college underlined.
It is also noted that the objectives of the conference includes creating enabling environment for stakeholders to discuss and suggest possible solutions on quality education and ethics, enabling stakeholders to evaluate themselves how far they are prepared on academic discourses, enabling scholars to work focusing at quality education, language and policy implementation, social transformation and nation building, developing possible ideas that can be changed in to projects and producing proceedings for researches on education, language and other related issues.
In addition, the researches to be presented focus on quality education in social science and humanities, scientific social issues including social studies which are history, heritage, archeology, culture, tourism, conflict resolution, governance, ethics, gender, migration, IDPs, food security, politics, climate, natural resource management, globalization, development, contemporary social issues, urbanization, etc and issues related to language and media and on communication studies focusing on literature, folklore, linguistics, language teaching, media, communication, etc.
Finally, it is noted that 23 research papers will be presented for discussion and there will be a discussion floor that will help to improve the outcomes of the researches that will contribute in developing personal virtue, social transformation and nation building.