Improving Quality Of Education, Training Programmes Said Vital To
Addis Ababa, March 20, 2002 (ENA) -Participants of the ongoing meeting held on
building of execution capacity strategy and programmes said improving the quality of
education and training programmes has significant contribution to expedite the
development endeavours being undertaken in the country.
The participants during their 2nd day session yesterday said implementing the education
and training programmes and improving the quality and efficiency would play leading roles
in the capacity building efforts.
The meeting being underway at the PM's Office called also for improvement in the
They said there has been sizeable capacity limitation in implementing the education and
training programmes in the Ministry of Education, as it has been witnessed in schools and
higher learning institutions.
The participants indicated the need for education bureau heads, teachers and students to
exert integrated efforts with a view to bringing about improvements in the education
administration at all levels.
They said universities should create a transparent atmosphere in a bid to contribute to
the efforts un- derway to improve the curricula.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who presided over the meeting said encouraging results have
been registered in the agriculture and the education training sectors with regard to
capacity building programmes.
He said there was a problem of 1 creating conducive political atmosphere that could
facilitate ways for I the revision of the curriculum, ad- e ding that measures would be
taken' r that could address the identified problems.
Minister of Capacity Building Teferra Waluwa on his part said the number of students grew
steadily as a result of the constructive measures taken.
He, however, said the key issue is to achieve the quality of education, adding that
additional steps should be taken towards the education and training programmes including
revising the curriculum.
He called upon executives of the Ministry of Education and universities to join hands in
identifying the problems that affected the quality of education and take appropriate
measures believed to be instrumental in achieving the much-needed results in the sector.
In attendance at the meeting are senior government officials, heads of state
governments, cabinet members, and managers as well as I representatives of universities
across the country.