A Symposium on curriculum development in SUST
The Evaluation and Accreditation committee in SUST has organized a symposium on curriculum development to accelerate the economic growth. The symposium was addressed by Prof. Tajeldin Uthman Mohieldin expert of evaluation and accreditation in the American universities. Moreover, Prof. Tajeldin talked about the great gap in higher education during the last fifteen years and the great development which has taken place in this respect. He added that Sudan as a country lacking the material potentials and competent professors who enable it to boost the higher education. Further, he clarified that the problem which makes Sudan lag behind the first world is not the technological problem, but its rather a cultural one, because the social life is complex despite development in many walks of life, however, the country doesn't enable the university student to use the modern technology. He attributed the cultural problem to the Sudanese material culture which is not directed to education and at the same time impairs the progress in this respect. Furthermore, he emphasized necessity of co-operation between the professors and the universities to spread the self-evaluation culture which demonstrate the shortcomings whether they are cultural, academic or social, then to be presented to the government in order to support the universities to evaluate their shortcomings by themselves to arrive at the academic accreditation.
In another development, and in the framework of the self-evaluation workshops, the Evaluation and Accreditation Committee has organized a lecture entitled "Undergraduate and Post-graduate Research in the Developed Countries" delivered by Prof. Tajeldin, in which he talked about the advanced researches in the developed countries and their relationship with the industrial development in addition to the available researches in Virginia state and Old Dominium University and their relationship with the research centers affiliated to the university, NASA and the other government institutions.