Ethiopian Teachers Association
ETA continues to push for Teachers’ Salary increment PDF Print E-mail

10 March 2017

Ethiopia’s move to make education accessible to citizens is well recognized while the quality of education being provided is under question mark at all levels: pre-primary up to university.

Teachers shoulder the lions share in providing quality education. Providing quality education requires qualified and motivated teachers.

Although salary is not a motivating factor; and rather reduces dissatisfaction form Motivation Theory point of view, it is a valuable indicator of status. Consequently, there has been an attempt to gradually increase salary of teachers during the last two decades. It has been that teachers’ salary was better earlier by one grade, then by two grades in the meantime and now by three grades as compared to some groups of civil servants. When the salary scale of teachers was increased form level seven to nine in July 2016 through participation of ETA representatives just from drafting the scale, ETA and its members were satisfied since the base salary of teachers was made by ten grades more compared to other civil service employees. In so doing the salary of teachers were adjusted nearly the same as those of health professionals. This being as it is, there was an increase of salary for workers of the civil servants effective from January 2017 which was labeled as “increase of scale” excluding teachers. 

The 29th Annual Council meeting and 21st General Assembly of Ethiopian Teachers Association held PDF Print E-mail

16 November 2016

The 29th Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) Annual Council meeting was held from Nov. 7-9/2016 in Bahir Dar City, capital of Amhara Regional State. Mr. Yohannes Benti, President of ETA welcomed the participants and invited guest of honor to open the meeting. HE Ato Tefera Feyissa, deputy head of Amhara Regional State Education Bureau, has delivered opening speech.

Ato Tefere Feyisa, while opening the council, in his speech, said that “Ethiopia is on the right track of Education and other development activities but some illegal actions against the constitution have affected the provision of education in the country. ETA is then professionally responsible to advise its members and the education community to stand against those illegal actions which has an impact on education and rights of its members. This is in away promoting peaceful teaching-learning process in the school to enhance fast development and to ensure good governance at country level.

World Teachers’ Day 2016 Celebrated in Debre Markos University PDF Print E-mail

10th November 2016

Ethiopian Teachers Association has been celebrating World Teachers’ Day every year by organizing different occasions in collaboration with universities. This year, World Teacher’s Day was organized in Debre Markos University form Nov. 3-4/2016. The University’s Teachers’ Association and university administration took the role to organize the event. The year marks a unique event since 50 years has passed since the 1916 UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of Teachers was adopted. Therefore both recommendations, the 1966 and the recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel of the year 1997 were highlighted in the presence of officials and conference participants.

On the occasion participants and stakeholders were invited. Those participants were primary and secondary school teachers from Debre Markos City and staff of Debre Markos University, Regional Teachers’ Association representative’s, Ministry of Education and UNESCO liaison office representatives. The conference were held in Dr. Hadis Alemayehu’s meeting Hall in the main campus of Debre Markos University.

On the first day, program introduction was made by president of Debre Markos University Teachers’ Association, Mr. Assaye Demelash, followed by Ethiopian Teachers Association President’s welcome speech. The conference was officially opened by HE Dr. Nigusie Mitiku, President of Debre Markos University. In his speed he said “to achieve the 2nd Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), teachers are the main weapon to shape the young citizen in knowledge, skill and attitude”.


ETA Succeeded in increasing career ladder and in 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 for 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 from seven to nine which makes their level equal to that of the other civil servants. 

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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