Educational Enhancement Facilities and Services in Progress
The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, EGST recently launched educational enhancement facilities and training services on Registry Software, Hybrid Education and Turnitin software.
EGST hired ICT solution provider Cyber-Integrated Higher Education Information System to enhance its Registrar Office automation and online communication. The registry software design and implementation will be accomplished by the ICT solution provider who is responsible for the customization, development, and deployment of EGST Registrar functions.
As part of a plan to implement its Hybrid Education services, EGST partnered with NET Foundation to provide an online platform and training for EGST faculty. NET Foundation provided three half-days of training for full-time faculty, the Registrar, PhD student candidates, and PGD instructors who are or will be involved in teaching hybrid courses. Mr Nathaniel who coordinates EGST Hybrid Education Programme noted that there will be an additional opportunity for others to take the training since the trainers can come again next year.
It was reported that around 70 students attended the training on Turnitin software which detects plagiarism and improves quality research paper writing. It was further noted that the training material was shared with those who could not attend the training. According to the report, some of the students who attended the training started using the software right after. It was suggested to offer the training to new students at the beginning of each academic year going forward.
We seek to subject our thoughts and actions to God’s Word and affirm the power of Scripture to effect change in individual lives, churches and society.
We come together as a community of learners not for our sake only but also for the sake of others. We seek to grow in our understanding of God and his ways, so that we may help others to acknowledge his governance over the world with its rich possibilities for both individual transformation and for social and cultural renewal.
We believe that theological education speaks to and out of its local context as a dynamic interaction between the local context, the global context and Scripture.
We strongly believe that unity among the churches of Ethiopia is important and can be fostered through cooperative, inter-denominational graduate-level theological education. We also seek to partner with individuals, institutions, churches and organizations within and outside Ethiopia.
We value learning alongside people from different traditions and churches. Exposure to varying traditions challenges thinking about God and the diversity of his work in the world. While EGST promotes unity, it also appreciates and respects diversity.
We value the importance of worshipping God with our minds and strive for excellence both in our rigorous study of Scripture and in our critical analysis of context.
We seek to be people who model Christ’s values such as love, humility, compassion, justice, integrity, self-control, and holiness.
We seek to promote ecumenical relationships among churches in Ethiopia in order to enhance mutual understanding.