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World Teachers’ Day 2017 celebrated PDF Print E-mail

16 October 2017

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5 all over the world to commemorate the signing in of ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of teachers which was adopted by intergovernmental conference in 1966. The day is also celebrated to commemorate the 1997 recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the 1997 recommendation concerning the status of higher education teaching personnel.

Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA), established in 1949, unites teachers and teaching personnel from pre-primary up to university all together with a current membership of more than 480,000. ETA is member of Education International and celebrates the Day by organizing a two days conference in collaboration with universities and stakeholders every year.

This year’s World Teachers’ Day was celebrated from 13-14 October 2017 in collaboration with Wollega University and Wollega University Teachers’ Association located some 330 Km away from the capital city of the country to the West. Other stakeholders including Ministry of Education, Actionaid Ethiopia and Education International have also financially supported for the success of the conference.

On the conference, thirteen out of the fifteen research papers selected and confirmed were presented and discussed proceedings of which will be published.

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ETA’s 30th Regular Council Meeting adopted key resolutions PDF Print E-mail

13 October 2017

The 30th Regular Council Meeting of the Ethiopian Teachers Association(ETA) has been held in Shalom International Hotel, Nekemte town, West Wollega Zone of Oromia National Regional State for three consecutive days from October 9 to 12, 2017.

In the course of its three days session, the Council had conducted extensive deliberation on social and economic issues of teachers including matters associated with education and national development. Pursuant to the duties and responsibilities vested in the Articles of Association of ETA, the Council deliberated on annual performance report of the head office for 2016/17 FY, internal and external audit reports, reports submitted from Teachers’ Associations of Regions and City Administrations as per the agenda items set for deliberation including quality education, teachers’ training, disruptive factors in school areas (security issues), cheating in examinations, implementation of education quality assurance programs, the role of ETA, teachers’ rights and benefits, strengthening structure of teachers’ associations in universities, technical and vocational education and training institutions, agricultural colleges and education offices and private education institutions, and formation of teachers’ associations where they are not existent; enforcement of Labor Proclamation; construction of buildings of the Association at all tiers; establishment of female leadership caucus of Ethiopian Teachers’ Association and deliberated on other identified issues raised from Council members, which needed decision. Moreover, the Council deliberated on matters associated with Executive Committee and Audit Committee Operational and budget plans for 2017/18 FY.

The council has adopted the following three key resolutions selected to publicize to members and the wider stakeholders. 

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Refugee Education workshop held PDF Print E-mail

16 September 2017

Education International (EI) is the voice of the education sector worldwide, representing teachers and education employees at all levels. As its core, EI is guided by the principles of human rights, democracy and social justice. Accordingly, EI recognizes that education is a human right and public good , enabling people at all stages in their lives to achieve their maximum potential. EI has a natural role to pay in promoting the right to education for refugees and migrants. The growing refugee and displaced persons crisis in the world and specifically in Africa is becoming a serious concern.

Consequently, Continental Refugee Education Workshop was organized by Education International to create awareness on the issue to teachers’/education unions in Africa which was held from 13-14 September 2017 in Addis Ababa.

President of Ethiopian Teachers Association, Yohannes Benti, after his welcome remark, has invited the guest of honor to officially open the workshop. Then State Minister of Education, HE Teshome Lemma who also welcomed the participants to the workshop, informed Ethiopia’s effort to provide education to the huge number of refugees the country is hosting.

The workshop was honored by the presence Fred Van Leeuwen, General Secretary of Education Internal. The General Secretary reaffirmed the need for education unions, in Africa and the world over, to continue efforts towards the achievement of the refugees’ right to access quality education. He said “what brings us together here in Addis Ababa is our deep concern about the fate of forcibly displaced children,” and discuss “how to realize the right to quality education for perhaps the most vulnerable among the most marginalized”.

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Education International Africa Region Committee (EIARC) meeting held in Addis Ababa PDF Print E-mail

13 September 2017

Education International (EI) is a global teacher union federation representing over 32 million teachers and education personnel worldwide. EI has regional offices in different continents and Africa region is one of them, its office of which is based in Ghana, Accra.

Africa has six zones and each one of the zones was represented by one male and one other female elected to the Committee. Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) which is the 2nd in voting power in Africa next to Nigeria was elected to the committee representing zone V, Eastern Africa.

The committee has made its annual meeting in Addis Ababa from 11-12 September 2017. EIARC has discussed on Zonal reports, Regional activity report 2016 – 2017 including financial report, the 2017 action plan, fragmentation of Teachers’ Organizations in Africa as a challenge to unity and preparation for the 9th Africa Region conference, among others.

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The 5the Annual Quality Education Conference Held PDF Print E-mail

30 June 2017

One of the objectives of Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) is to contribute its share in providing quality education to learners. In order attain this objective, ETA has been performing different activities, and one of those activities is organizing conferences. Therefore, ETA organized the 5th Annual Quality Education Conference held from 23-24 June 2017 in Bishoftu in collaboration with UNESCO National office, ActionAid Ethiopia and Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency. Participants were drawn from different government offices, relevant NGOs, teachers and Regional Teachers’ Association representatives

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