British Council Invests in Ethiopia's Education Quality

Oct 28 , 2023


In the wake of a mere 24pc of teachers passing the qualification exam which revealed severe incompetency, English language proficiency training to enhance their skills was piloted on 375 principals and teachers across the regional states. The program involved three days of physical training and 50 practice hours through digital and print mediums while they showcased the results last week at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Africa Avenue. The event was attended by the Country Director of the British Council, David Maynard, Minister of Education Berahnu Nega (Prof) and several stakeholders from the education sector who engaged in a lively panel discussion. Funded by the British Council the course had 189,000 dollars budget. The Country Director of the British Council stated that partnership with the Ministry of Education and regional bureaus to sort out drawbacks in education quality. Berhanu concurred, noting this year's dismal students' university entrance results indicated a deeply rooted problem partly due to the incompetency of teachers and school administrators.


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