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02 July 2013

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA), as clearly stipulated in its articles of association, works for provision of quality education. For this purpose the association has been organizing various workshops, trainings and short term seminars.

Ethiopia has relatively addressed equity and accessibility issues while quality is a huge challenge which every stakeholder is expected to contribute to minimize the problem.

Due to this, ETA is doing its level best organizationally as well as in mobilizing teachers in addressing the quality problem.

Motivated by the ‘Talking Teachers 2010’, organized in Ireland up on which ETA representative had the chance to participate in due to the support from VSO Ethiopia and VSO Ireland by then, where the representative of ETA had also the chance to participate in the 25th Education conference organized by Irish National Teachers’ Organization (INTO), ETA come to recognize that it is very necessary to organize a separate conference on education.

Consequently, ETA has managed to organize the first National Education conference held in Adama, Oromia region, from June 29-30/2013 up on which 15 research papers done by scholars on education quality were presented and discussed. Participants were drawn from university teachers, Regional Teachers’ Associations, primary and secondary school teachers, and stakeholders both from government and non-governments. The conference was addressed by an opening speech of State Minister for higher education, H.E Dr. Keba Urgesa.

The proceedings of the conference will be published for future reference and will be distributed to stakeholders.

ETA would like to thank UNESCO national office and National Educational Assessment and Examinations Agency (NEAEA) for their financial contribution for the success of the conference.

ETA is committed to organize similar conference specific to education annually and request the support of all stakeholders for the activity to be fruitful.