The Education System Of Ethiopia

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Pastoralist Education in Ethiopia Currently:
For several years, donors have been implementing Alternative Basic Education Center’s in Ethiopia as a way to supplement the formal primary education system in the country. Currently the country faces a number of challenges in regards to their formal primary school system including lack of infrastructure, lack of teachers and economical constraints. Many regions in Ethiopia are hard to reach and the provision of formal education is lacking. To supplement this lack of formal primary schools, donors, together with governments have implemented Alternative Basic Education Center’s. These centers are set up differently than formal school as it covers the curriculum of lower primary school, which is traditionally 4 years, and fits it all into 3 years. Upon completion of these 3 years, it is expected that students will be prepared to move into upper primary school (grades 5-8). This set-up alleviates the problem of a lack of primary schools, and by completing the curriculum in 3 years, it allows those children who started late to catch up. (CARE Interview)

Save the Children Denmark’s “Alternative Basic Education Project” was implemented in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. While this is not a pastoralist region, it provided Save the Children and the Ethiopian government many insights to non-formal education models and many organizations began implementing Alternative Basic Education Center’s in the Afar and Somali regions following this…
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