Some Private Schools Giving Unaccredited Courses
The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa)
June 6, 2002
Posted to the web June 11, 2002
By Our Staff Reporter
Students enrolled in some private institutions complained that the latter were giving courses that were not accredited by the Ministry of Education.
The students coming from various institutions told the state owned Amharic biweekly Addis Lissan that the said institutions were abusing the accreditation they got from the Ministry for certain courses by adding unaccredited ones.
They said that the certificate they would be awarded for these unaccredited courses would be rendered useless. They said such lack of accountability had a demoralizing effect on them, as they realized that they were wasting their time, money and energy on something that is of little value. The students noted that if the institutes were honest, the students would have been spared waste of time and money and the credibility gap being developed now might have occurred.
Ato Birhanu Alebachew, head of Public Relations department with the Ministry of Education told the Amharic biweekly that the Ministry granted accreditation in accordance with qualification of teachers, adequacy of educational material, quality of education etc. and that accreditation was valid for only a certain period of time.
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