Ethiopian Teachers Association
World Teacher’s Day 2011 Celebrated PDF Print E-mail

15 October 2011

Every year, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5 all over the world to commemorate the signing in of UNESCO/ILO recommendation   concerning the status of Teachers which was adopted by the intergovernmental conference in 1966 in Paris. The day is also celebrated to commemorate the 1997 UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel.

The theme of the year is termed “Teachers for Gender equality”.

It was celebrated by organizing a two days conference where by 15 research papers were presented by scholars.

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) organized the conference in Haramaya University, the second oldest university, located in eastern part of the county, in collaboration with consortium of three university Teachers’ Associations –Haramaya, Jigjiga and Dire Dawa.

National Education Congress held PDF Print E-mail

Education congress which convenes every year at country level was held from 4-6 September 2011 in Oromia Regional State, Adama town.

Before the plenary meeting in the above mentioned dates participants were divided among three groups to discuss on General Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training as well as Higher Education sectors. Then after, State Ministers of the respective sectors have presented their conclusive report to the congress. Ethiopian Teachers Association has presented its report to the congress on successes made and problems encountered in attaining its stated objectives.

Science fair conference conducted PDF Print E-mail

6 August 2011

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) works to defend teachers’ rights and advocates for education. As part of its objective to promote education, ETA has projects, one of which is related to improving science and mathematics education.

Ethiopian government is implementing its ambitious five year Growth and Transformation plan (GTP) and one of its focus areas in terms of education is the so called 70/30 program mixes where by 70% of the secondary school students who pass secondary school leaving certificate   go for science stream in higher education. In order to support this program, ETA has been implementing science fair project supported by Initiative Africa/SIDA. The project was of two phases, commenced on01 July 2010 and ended by 30 May 2011.



02 May 2011

A Three Days Regional Consultative Workshop on the main theme: Media Information Literacy (MIL) Curriculum for Teachers: Enhancing Teaching and Learning was held from April 27-29, 2011 in Adama, Ethiopia. The workshop was organized jointly by Ethiopian Teachers’ Association (ETA); Ministry of Education (MoE) of  the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE); and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  The overall goal of the Workshop was to enhance the quality of student learning by way of enhancing the quality of education for teachers through adaptation and use of the Model MIL Curriculum for Teachers.

A total of fifty educators drawn from five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, and Rwanda), and one from UNESCO, Paris and another from Philippines participated in the Workshop. Whereas the participants from outside Ethiopia were representatives with different backgrounds and capacities, those from Ethiopia are drawn from Colleges of Teacher Education, Ministry of Education, and UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office.

Awareness creation workshop on Growth and Transformation plan conducted PDF Print E-mail

16 February 2011

A two days awareness creation workshop was held from 11-12 February 2011 on five year (2010/11-2014/15) Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The workshop was organized by Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) in collaboration with Ministry of Education. A total of sixty participants were drawn from University Teachers’ Associations, Regional Education Bereux, and Regional Teachers’ Associations.

Following opening remark made by Mr. Fuad Ibrahim, State Minister of General Education, presentations were made by Mr. Damise Shito, State Minister of Cabinet Affairs in the Prime Minister office on leadership in Ethiopia and by Mr. Temesgen Walelign, director of Development, Plan and Research Directorate, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development on the five year growth and transformation plan.

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