International Teacher’s Day
The World Teacher’s day, organized by Ethiopian Teacher’s Association in collaboration with Bahir Dar University Teacher’s Association, was celebrated through a conference held under the financial support of UNESCO October 12-13 at the Bahir Dar University Main Campus.
The participants of the conference were mainly representatives of Teacher’s Association from various Ethiopian universities, students, and teachers from abroad. 16 research papers were presented, mainly focusing on the status of teachers in Ethiopia, quality assurance in higher education, and the effects of using ICT on teaching.
From the conference recommendations, the government and educational institutions should try to improve the very low standard of living and working conditions of teachers. The teachers should continue to work hard to improve the standard of education and respect for the profession.
Workshop on Education Statistics for Africa
Addis Ababa, 4-8 November 2012
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) organized a regional workshop on education statistics for Anglophone Africa in Addis Ababa from November 4-8 on which 22 African countries took part. The workshop helped the participants to learn about the latest developments in international data collection in education with special reference to Africa.
According to Dr. Yohannes, representative of the African Union: “Educational statistics is useful to support evidence-based planning and monitoring of the performance of education systems. The Education Management Information System (EMIS) is one of the 8 priority areas of the African Union Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Education.”