USAID and Ministry of Education Launch a National Mother Tongue Reading Program

Mr. Dennis Weller, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director, handed over a sample of the new reading curriculum textbooks to Ato Shiferaw Shigute, Minister of Education, at the READ Launching Ceremony. Photo Credit : USAID/READ TA

Press Release Hawassa, Ethiopia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a national mother tongue reading curriculum to improve the reading skills of 15 million primary school students in Ethiopia.  Minister of Education Shiferaw Shigute and USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller opened the event on […]

Bill Gates Receives Honorary Degree from Addis Ababa University

Bill Gates

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The co-owner and co-chair of Microsoft Company and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also the richest person on the planet and a philanthropist, William Henry “Bill” Gates III received an honorary doctoral degree (honoris causa) from Addis Ababa University (AAU) on Thursday, July 24. The honorary degree-giving ceremony was attended by […]

Conference focuses on improving early grade reading

Kebour Ghenna

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A conference on the theme “Early Grade Reading: A grand challenge for quality education in Ethiopia, the role of public private partnership” was held on Friday June 27th at Siyonat Hotel.  It brought education leaders, policy makers, learning institutions, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) together to discus sustainable actions to […]

60th Anniversary of Emperor’s Visit to Take Place June 18

Emperor Visit OSU

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State University will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s visit to the university on June 18, 2014. The event will take place at 9 a.m. in the Wes Watkins Auditorium with guest speakers discussing a range of topics including the Emperor’s visit and Ethiopia’s past and current ties with […]

Standout Student – Kedan Endrias

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By Elizabeth Wilkes Kedan Endrias is a girl with dreams. Kedan’s parents moved from Ethiopia to the Atlanta area in 1993 – “like anybody that comes here, they just want a better life for them and their kids,” Kedan said. At one point, Kedan dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. That came after she shadowed a […]

Tsegazeab “TJ” Gebreyohannes, 2013-14 Richland College Student Wall of Honor recipient

Tsegazeab "TJ" Gebreyohannes (Photo: Richland College)

North Dallas resident Tsegazeab “TJ” Gebreyohannes was among the five outstanding students recognized by Richland College on April 2 with the 2013-14 Student Wall of Honor ceremony. Recipients were selected for their outstanding academic achievements, perseverance through adversity and contributions to the community. Current and former students, in both credit and continuing education, are named to the Wall […]

Enku Gelaye Named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life at UMass Amherst

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PRESS RELEASE AMHERST, Mass. – Following a national search, Enku Gelaye has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy announced today. Said Chancellor Subbaswamy of the appointment, “I know that Vice Chancellor Gelaye will bring the highest levels of integrity, energy, and […]