Educational Managemnet

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 105
  • Published : March 14, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Education Stagnation and Wastage in Pastoral Society: The Case of Somali Region, Ethiopia.

Table of Contents
Contents Page Cover Sheet…………………………………………………………………………….1 Table of Contents………………………………………………………………………2 I. Introduction…………………………………………………………..……………...3 II. Objectives……………………………………………………………………….......4 III. Significance of the study…………………………………………………….........4 IV. Expected out comes……………………………………………………..................5

I. Introduction
Somali National and Regional State is one of the emerging regional states among the nine regions in Ethiopia. In the region, the education system is characterized by high stagnation and wastage which results in highest rate of adult illiteracy, dropout, repetition (wastage) and lowest completion rate in all level of schooling compared to other regions. This is due to low quality of education which is attributed to low quality of teachers, low quality of text books, poor school facilities, regular drought, food insecurity, and mobile way of life in many localities in the region. According to UN (2010) Ethiopia Millennium Development Goal Report, despite impressive progress and improvement in the education sector addressing 100% enrollment and completion, rate across the regions remains a challenge. As per the report, this is particularly true for pastoral and semi pastoral areas of Afar and Somali regions. In Somali region, Gross Enrollment Rate had increased from 32.7% in 2007/08 to 63.8% in 2009/010. This increase is the result of government’s continued focus given to the region in its development plan as well as the development of informal education programs for out of school young’s, mobile and community schools for pastoral areas and national programs of Alternative Basic Education (ABE). The overall increase in the enrollment ratio seems to come at the expense of educational quality though...
tracking img