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Refugee Education workshop held PDF Print E-mail

16 September 2017

Education International (EI) is the voice of the education sector worldwide, representing teachers and education employees at all levels. As its core, EI is guided by the principles of human rights, democracy and social justice. Accordingly, EI recognizes that education is a human right and public good , enabling people at all stages in their lives to achieve their maximum potential. EI has a natural role to pay in promoting the right to education for refugees and migrants. The growing refugee and displaced persons crisis in the world and specifically in Africa is becoming a serious concern.

Consequently, Continental Refugee Education Workshop was organized by Education International to create awareness on the issue to teachers’/education unions in Africa which was held from 13-14 September 2017 in Addis Ababa.

President of Ethiopian Teachers Association, Yohannes Benti, after his welcome remark, has invited the guest of honor to officially open the workshop. Then State Minister of Education, HE Teshome Lemma who also welcomed the participants to the workshop, informed Ethiopia’s effort to provide education to the huge number of refugees the country is hosting.

The workshop was honored by the presence Fred Van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education Internal. The General Secretary reaffirmed the need for education unions, in Africa and the world over, to continue efforts towards the achievement of the refugees’ right to access quality education. He said “what brings us together here in Addis Ababa is our deep concern about the fate of forcibly displaced children,” and discuss “how to realize the right to quality education for perhaps the most vulnerable among the most marginalized”.

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Education International Africa Region Committee (EIARC) meeting held in Addis Ababa PDF Print E-mail

13 September 2017

Education International (EI) is a global teacher union federation representing over 32 million teachers and education personnel worldwide. EI has regional offices in different continents and Africa region is one of them, its office of which is based in Ghana, Accra.

Africa has six zones and each one of the zones was represented by one male and one other female elected to the Committee. Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) which is the 2nd in voting power in Africa next to Nigeria was elected to the committee representing zone V, Eastern Africa.

The committee has made its annual meeting in Addis Ababa from 11-12 September 2017. EIARC has discussed on Zonal reports, Regional activity report 2016 – 2017 including financial report, the 2017 action plan, fragmentation of Teachers’ Organizations in Africa as a challenge to unity and preparation for the 9th Africa Region conference, among others.

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The 5the Annual Quality Education Conference Held PDF Print E-mail

30 June 2017

One of the objectives of Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) is to contribute its share in providing quality education to learners. In order attain this objective, ETA has been performing different activities, and one of those activities is organizing conferences. Therefore, ETA organized the 5th Annual Quality Education Conference held from 23-24 June 2017 in Bishoftu in collaboration with UNESCO National office, ActionAid Ethiopia and Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency. Participants were drawn from different government offices, relevant NGOs, teachers and Regional Teachers’ Association representatives

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ETA continues to push for Teachers’ Salary increment PDF Print E-mail

10 March 2017

Ethiopia’s move to make education accessible to citizens is well recognized while the quality of education being provided is under question mark at all levels: pre-primary up to university.

Teachers shoulder the lions share in providing quality education. Providing quality education requires qualified and motivated teachers.

Although salary is not a motivating factor; and rather reduces dissatisfaction form Motivation Theory point of view, it is a valuable indicator of status. Consequently, there has been an attempt to gradually increase salary of teachers during the last two decades. It has been that teachers’ salary was better earlier by one grade, then by two grades in the meantime and now by three grades as compared to some groups of civil servants. When the salary scale of teachers was increased form level seven to nine in July 2016 through participation of ETA representatives just from drafting the scale, ETA and its members were satisfied since the base salary of teachers was made by ten grades more compared to other civil service employees. In so doing the salary of teachers were adjusted nearly the same as those of health professionals. This being as it is, there was an increase of salary for workers of the civil servants effective from January 2017 which was labeled as “increase of scale” excluding teachers. 

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The 29th Annual Council meeting and 21st General Assembly of Ethiopian Teachers Association held PDF Print E-mail

16 November 2016

The 29th Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) Annual Council meeting was held from Nov. 7-9/2016 in Bahir Dar City, capital of Amhara Regional State. Mr. Yohannes Benti, President of ETA welcomed the participants and invited guest of honor to open the meeting. HE Ato Tefera Feyissa, deputy head of Amhara Regional State Education Bureau, has delivered opening speech.

Ato Tefere Feyisa, while opening the council, in his speech, said that “Ethiopia is on the right track of Education and other development activities but some illegal actions against the constitution have affected the provision of education in the country. ETA is then professionally responsible to advise its members and the education community to stand against those illegal actions which has an impact on education and rights of its members. This is in away promoting peaceful teaching-learning process in the school to enhance fast development and to ensure good governance at country level.

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