Teachers Association Calls for National Forum to

Teachers Association Calls for National Forum to

Discuss New Ethiopian Education Policy

Addis Tribune (03/17/00)


By Our Staff Reporter


The Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) has called for a national forum to discuss the new education and training policy. ETA leaders said this week that the practice of a teacher teaching all subjects and the guidelines for promotion were some of the burning issues on the agenda.


Warning that the number of teachers leaving their jobs had been on the rise, ETA leaders said, "The issue needs to be addressed immediately before the teaching-learning process is adversely affected."


The national forum, they added, should be organized to bring together teachers, pedagogical experts, state education bureaus and senior officials from the Ministry of Education as well as pertinent civic organizations.