WIMEA-ICT takes Curriculum Development to University of JUBA
A curriculum development workshop was held at the University of Juba on August 18-19 2015. At this workshop, Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim the Principal Investigator introduced the WIMEA-ICT project to the participants including the planned project activities as well as those so far conducted emphasizing the importance of the gender factor in the project.
During his presentation, Dr. Bafouka, the former Dean of the College said, “The curricula of the college of Applied and Industrial Sciences in the 1st and 2nd year were previously reviewed and the workshop was now to consider the 3rd-5th year curriculum for the Department of Meteorology.” Participants agreed to also look at the course contents for both programmes belonging to the Department of Mathematics and Physics which are fundamental for the meteorology specialization. The curricula for both Mathematics and Physics were presented by Mr.Oliha and Mr. Ben Salibaa respectively.
The workshop unanimously agreed that the specialization courses start from the 3rd year. It was agreed that it would be easier to relocate Meteorology-courses than those based in the other departments. The workshop worked on the draft to improve it and it will later on be presented to the stakeholders who will also give their view on the drafted curriculum that will be presented to the Dean and stakeholders in another workshop to be held, after which the curriculum will be finalised.
It was agreed that the following courses be considered as practical: Tropical Meteorology, Meteorological Instruments and Observations methods, Weather Analysis, Numerical Weather Prediction, Computing and Programming in Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology, Geographical Information System, Advance Remote Sensing Agrometeorology, Hydrometeorology, Environmental Pollution and Control.