ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Xinhua)―Ethiopia is on the right track to realize its vision 2020 of producing competent citizens, said Eshetu Asfaw Cheru, Director of Planning and Resource at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education.
Speaking at a report dissemination program on November 8th, the director said “with a vision to building an education and training system that assures quality and equity education, the Ministry is working hard to realize the vision of producing competent citizens by 2020”.
Nurturing the execution capacity of the education and training sector, designing and assuring standards of efficiency, and expanding well-equipped higher education facilities are major activities to realize the country’s vision 2020 in the education sector, said the director.
According to the director, one major area of priority for Ethiopia through its vision 2020 is child education. A new report launched by Save the Children also recommends areas of intervention for Ethiopia to further augment its achievements in the education sector.
John Graham, Save the Children Ethiopia Country Director, also commended Ethiopia’s progress in early childhood care and education sector as “extraordinary”.
The report launched in Ethiopia tracked 35 literacy programs across 22 countries, including Ethiopia, gathering data and evidence on best practices and pointed out 8 major principles that could help to improve child literacy.
“Major findings of this report will help us formulate further directions to develop effective approaches to increase pre-school literacy which can be delivered by parents, communities and early-childhood development centers,” said the director.
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