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ETA Succeeded in increasing career ladder andin provision of housing for teachers PDF Print E-mail

26 July 2016

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) has been requesting for improvement of salary scale and career ladder as well as fro provision of housing for teachers since seven years. After so many discussions and negotiations on those issues with   concerned   authorities   notably,   the   Prime   Minister   and   Minister   of Education of the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia, the government has decided to increase salary scale of teachers from pre-primary up to higher education academic staff. The improvement is not only an increase in salary scale but resulted in increasing the career ladder of general education teachers form seven to nine which makes their level equal to that of the other civil servants. ETA’s   request   for   increase   in   career   ladder   and  provision   of   housing   was launched officially in 2009 on the occasion of 60th founding anniversary of the Ethiopian Teachers Association in the presence of the late Prime Minister, H.E. Meles Zenawi, during which promise was made by His Excellence to solve the problem. Since then discussions and negotiations have been under way. ETA leadership has continued to press on the issues. The year 2016/2016 (2008 Ethiopian fiscal year) was a turning point. Committee was established by the order   of   Prime   Minister   of   Ethiopia, HE Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn. Accordingly three sub-committees: on ICT, on salary scale improvement and on housing scheme were established in which ETA leadership was represented by to members.

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Workshop on Hearing Our Stories (HOS) held PDF Print E-mail

26 May 2016

Hearing Our Stories (HOS) is the first step of Gender at Work’s Gender Action Learning, a cyclical process that enables regular institutional reflection, learning and collective action on gender. This workshop aimed to engage participants in a reflective process on their union’s journey in order to help them understand the broader context in which they are working, to inform their change/ action experiment towards addressing School Related Gender Based Violence. It was expected that at the end of the workshop, the union would identify a ‘change team’ responsible for carrying out the project forward, translating all the project learning into effective and scalable experiments.

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Annual Council meeting of Ethiopian Teachers Association Held PDF Print E-mail

11 October 2015

The 28th Annual Council meeting of Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) was held in Oromia regional state in Robe city form Oct 5-7/2015 in Abagelma meeting hall. The guest of honor, Mr. Mamo Bogale, Deputy head of Oromia Regional State Educational Bureau has delivered an opening speech. In his speech he said that, Ethiopian Teachers Association is the oldest association established in the history of Ethiopia. It not only stands for benefits and rights of teachers but also it leads its members on the right track to play their role for the development of Ethiopia. He added that Oromia Education Bureau in collaboration with Oromia Teachers’ Association tries to address teachers’ requests concerned with rights, benefits, and education quality issues including governance in the education system. 

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World Teachers’ Day 2015 Colorfully Celebrated. PDF Print E-mail

5 October 2015

The Day is celebrated every year all over the world to commemorate the signing in 1966 of UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers and Recommendation concerning the Higher Education Teaching personnel that was adopted in 1997 by inter governmental conference.

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) has also been celebrating the Day since 1997 by organizing different events. Accordingly, the 2015 World Teachers’ Day was celebrated from 2-3 October 2015 at national level in collaboration with Madda Walabu university, Action aid Ethiopian and other stakeholders including Education International (EI), our global Teachers’ Unions Federation with more than 32.5 Million members, with the theme of “Empowering Teachers, Build Sustainable Societies”. Different stakeholders were invited to this high level conference. The participants were more than 250 in number drawn from different institutions including: 

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The 3rd Quality Education Conference held PDF Print E-mail

28 October 2015

One of the objectives of Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA)  is to contribute for the provision of Quality Education for All. As part of its effort to wards attaining this objectives, ETA organizes national annual quality education conference in June. This year, the conference was organized from 26-27 June 2015 in Oromia national regional state in Adama city upon which five research papers and two in depth  reviews done by scholars were presented. All the papers were targeted to the situation of Quality education in Ethiopia.

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