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 the eve of the...

Conference focuses on improving early grade reading

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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...

Yale Young African Scholars Program to be held in Ghana & Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Management Institute - The 2014 inaugural Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in Ghana (August 11-15, 2014) and Ethiopia (August 18-22, 2014). The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a new initiative that is modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. These sessions, in Ghana and Ethiopia, are the first sessions to take place outside of...

The identity crisis in foreign education

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Filling out an online horoscope chart, Ruth Mengistu, 23, types in Italy as her place of birth. This might not have been a surprise if she was actually born in Italy, but she was born in Ethiopia. Her only association with the country is through the school she attended for 13 years; the Italian School in Ethiopia. For Ruth, identity is an elusive subject, something you...

1, 241 students graduate from Unity University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 1, 241 students have graduated from Midroc Group’s Unity University in its 30th graduation ceremony in first degree, second degree, diploma, and certificate programs. During the graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Hall on Saturday August 31st, President of the University and Chief Executive of Midroc, Dr. Arega Yerdaw said that the University...

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences officially launched

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ERTA) - The Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday it would provide the necessary support to the newly established Ethiopian Academy of Sciences in its endeavor for research works. The remark was made by Dassie Dalke, Minister of Science and Technology, on the official establishment of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences. He said the Academy would create a...

University to launch new post graduate programs

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Hawassa, Ethiopia (ENA) – Hawassa University in South Ethiopia Peoples’ State said preparations are underway to launch new post graduate programs in the coming academic year. Speaking at a relevant forum on Saturday, Social Science and Humanities College Dean with the University, Dr. Negussie Meshesha said the new programs will be in journalism and mass communication, social psychology,...

LG Electronics to Open Technical College

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 New training program to focus on establishing practical links. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - LG Electronics is opening a million dollar Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) College in September 2013. The college will offer courses in Information Technology (IT); electronics; and television and cell phone maintenance. According to Yong Geun Choi, representative for LG’s...

Bahir Dar University to Link all Campuses Online for 98 million Birr

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The new technology will enables students to access resources, schedules, grades. Bahir Dar University launched a 30 million Br Information Technology infrastructure development on Friday, March 29, 2013, for its new Yibab and Zenzelima campuses. The projects for each campus were, a month ago, awarded to Neuro Net Plc and Symbol Technology Plc, respectively, each for 15 million Br. The Yibab campus,...

MTN to launch young women innovative award program

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Happy-Girl Buthelezi (Photo: ethiopianreporter.com) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The renowned African mobile services operator, MTN Ethiopia, will launch prize awarding programs in partnership with Addis Ababa University (AAU) to promote and encourage young women’s inventions and business ideas. Happy-Girl Buthelezi, MTN country manager for Ethiopia, told The Reporter that in most...