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Education in Ethiopia

Mission

Ensuring effective, quality and equitable education and training system through building the implementation capacity of the education sector at all levels, designing and regulating standards of efficiency, expanding standardized education throughout the country, as well as complementing and leveraging education sector development interventions with strategic communications and public awareness.

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Meet the Minister

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H.E  Professor Birhanu Nega

Education Minister

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Addis Ababa, November 18, 2022 (FBC) – The current relative peace in Ethiopia offers great opportunity to commit efforts to fill the blanks in education and related sectors, said Education Minister, Prof. Berhanu Nega.

The 31st Ethiopian National Education Conference has officially kicked off in Hawasa City earlier today.

The theme of the conference is “Strong Education and Evaluation System for Quality Education”.

The head of Sidama Region, Desta Ledamo, Minister of Education, Prof. Berhanu Nega, university presidents, regional education office officials and scholars are attending the conference, according to the Ministry of Education.

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Addis Ababa, November 11, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ministry of Education and Ethio telecom unveil a free online English language learning platform.

The tutorial platform was unveiled in the presence of Education Minister, Prof. Berhanu Nega and Ethio telecom Chief Executive Officer, Frehiwot Tamru.

According to the Ministry of Education, the platform was developed by the technology experts of MoE and can be used by all members of society besides to students and teachers.

The Minister of Education, Prof. Berhanu Nega, stated that the application will play an important role in strengthening the English language education in schools and building students’ proficiency in the process of teaching and learning.

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Addis Ababa, November 10, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia celebrated the 16th African Youth Month in Arba-Minch University under the theme “Breaking the Barriers to Meaningful Youth Participation and Inclusion in Advocacy”.

According to Kura Jemaneh, head of the youth participation and organization capacity building desk of the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, a document titled “Education and Youth Compassion” was presented and discussed on the occasion.

He mentioned that young people should play their role in the forefront to increase their participation. The support of stakeholders is crucial to realize this aspiration.

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Addis Ababa, November 14, 2022 (FBC) – Bahir Dar University’s collaboration with Japanese universities is contributing to the transfer of technology in education sector.

The chief of Amhara region, Yalkal Kefale, met with the Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ito Takako, and held discussions.

In the discussion, the chief of the region appreciated the support of the Japanese people and government for the development of Ethiopia, and the Amhara region, in particular.

Ambassador Ito Takako, on her part, said that for the past seven years, the Japanese government has been working in cooperation with Bahir Dar University to produce a qualified workforce trained in science and technology.

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Addis Ababa, November 11, 2022 (FBC) – Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has announced a 1-year financial assistance project to support the home-grown school feeding program in Ethiopia.

Ministry of Education, GPE and other stakeholders held on Friday achievement review, closeout, and the launching of a new financial backing project of the home-grown school feeding program in Ethiopia.

GPE, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE), Save the Children and regional partner institutions have been implementing the nationwide inclusive school feeding program project.

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Addis Ababa, November 10, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ministry of Education stated that a system linking model boarding schools with universities in their surrounding areas is set to be implemented.

Education Minister, Prof. Berhanu Nega, alongside other federal and regional senior government officials has visited the Gamo Baira Model Secondary School.

Model boarding schools are home to prospects of the country with immense prowess, expertise and skills, the Minister said during his visit.

He confirmed that a system is set to be developed and implemented that links-up model boarding schools and universities in their surrounding areas.

Ministry of Education

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Vision, Mission and Values

of the Ministry of Education

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Vision

Sustainably building an education and training system that ensures quality and equitable education for all citizens and that continuously produces a competent and competitive workforce fueling the country’s economic development.

Mission

Ensuring effective, quality and equitable education and training system through building the implementation capacity of the education sector at all levels, designing and regulating standards of efficiency, expanding standardized education throughout the country, as well as complementing and leveraging education sector development interventions with strategic communications and public awareness.

Values

  • Effectiveness and Efficiency

  • Quality

  • Equity

  • Participatory

Educational Statistics 2011

2011 Total Number of Teachers(KG, Primary and Secondary), Students(Pre-Primary, Primary, ABE, Secondary) and Schools (KG, Primary and Secondary)

Schools

46,361

Students

26,082,698

Teachers

688,887

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aau at a glance

    Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and community services.

   Beginning with enrollment capacity of 33 students in 1950, AAU now has 48,673 students (33,940 undergraduate, 13,000 Master’s and 1733 PhD students) and 6043 staff (2,408 academics and 3,635 support staff). In its 14 campuses, the University runs 70 undergraduate and 293 graduate programs (72 PhD and 221 Masters), and various specializations in Health Sciences.

    Over 222,000 students have graduated from AAU since its establishment.

   The University is led by a President who is assisted by four Vice Presidents and one Executive Director: Academic Vice President, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Vice President for Administration and Student Services, Vice President for Institutional Development and the Executive Director of the College of Health Sciences (with the rank of Vice President).

   In recent years, the University has been undertaking various reform schemes in order to cope with and respond to the fast-changing national and international educational dynamics. At present the University has 10 colleges, 4 institutes that run both teaching and research, and 6 research institutes that predominantly conduct research. Within these academic units, there are 55 departments, 12 centers, 12 schools, and 2 teaching hospitals. The University has the following academic units:

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