Ethiopia: Prime Minister Zenawi says he is dissatisfied with the quality of education in his country!
Posted by African Press International on November 15, 2006
The Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, has said that he is not satisfied with the quality of education in his country.
Addressing graduates and other dignitaries that included diplomats at Ethiopian Conference Centre, the Prime Minister said that his “government was dissatisfied with the quality of graduates coming out of Ethiopian higher education institutions.”
The Prime Minister was speaking on the closing day of the Addis Abeba University Strategic Planning Conference which took place from November the 7th to 11th. The conference was discussing the University’s future. A draft from the conference that may be ratified early next year declares that the university aspires “to be a pre-eminent African research institute.”
The plans that the University has, if put in practice, will give the opportunity to many Africans to do research in difference fields of interest.
Many African countries is still lack advanced research facilities. Now that Ethiopia University has taken this step, the African Union should support the idea from the start. When ratified, the draft agreed upon during the conference should not be delayed because of funding.
Although the University is Ethiopian initiative, students from other countries will benefit from the initiative.
By Korir, African Press in Norway (APN)
Source of the story: Addis Fortune/15/11