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World Teachers’ Day celebrated PDF Print E-mail
07 October 2008

World Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on October 5th to commemorate the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers. Every year, this day presents an occasion to draw attention to the crucial role teachers play in providing quality education for all to attain EFA/MDGs.
Every year, since 2004, ETA celebrates the Day using the theme selected by organizing events as the case may be in collaboration with stakeholders.
The theme of the 2008 world Teachers' Day is 'Teachers Matter'.
This year, a one day event was organized in the ETA building which is secured after long judicial procedure.
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ECOSOCC General Assembly Launched PDF Print E-mail
16 September 2008

Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)is an important advisory organ of the African union (AU) made up of two elected representatives of Civil society organizations of AU member states among others.
The first General Assembly of the ECOSOCC was made from 7-9 September 2008 and the Council was launched on 9 September 2008 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania presided by HE president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, current chair of the Union and president of the united Republic of Tanzania.
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National Education Congress held PDF Print E-mail
08 September 2008

Every Year National Education Congress convenes to evaluate the overall implementation of Education and Training policy to attain overall objective of the country.
This year, the congress was held from 25-29August 2008 in Harari Regional state, in Harari city which is registered by UNESCO for its amazing cultural heritage.
Participants of the congress are various Departments of Ministry of Education, ETA representatives, Regional Education Bureaus including the bureau heads & Regional Teachers Association representatives.
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ETA General Congress Convened PDF Print E-mail
25 July 2008

As already stated in its statutes, Ethiopian Teachers Association Convenes its General Congress every four year.
The Congress was made as per the direction given from the national ETA council meeting held from11-15 October 2007 in Amhara Regional State Capital in Bahir Dar. Accordingly Regional Teachers' Associations have conducted their General Congress at all levels.
The ETA General congress which was held from18-19 July 2008 in Oromia Regional state, Adama city, was opened by an opening remark made by HE Abadula Gemeda, head of the Oromia Regional State.
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Training on education quality improvement package conducted PDF Print E-mail
14 May 2008

Ethiopia is one of those countries that showed sharp increase in educational expansion. The increase in gross enrolment for primary education increased from 30% in 1996 to more that 93% in 2007. There is also substantial increase in enrolment at secondary and tertiary levels. As a whole there is a remarkable increase in enrolment.
However, quality is at the center of every level of education.
The focus on expansion in the Ethiopian Education system has to be changed except in emerging regions like Afar & Somali where participation is by far below national average.
The highly increased participation has resulted in lack of quality. Having recognized this problem, the third Education Sector Development Programme (ESDP III) has focused in improving quality of education. Accordingly what is known as General Education Quality Improvement Programme (GEQIP) focusing on,
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