Education Sector

An Expert's View about Educational and Community Associations in Ethiopia

Posted on: 17 Dec 2011

Education is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ethiopia and is expected to receive enormous boost as a result of the government current 5 years plan which has set an ambitious target to expand access and improve the quality of education at all levels.

Education Sector in Ethiopia Education is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ethiopia and is expected to receive enormous boost as a result of the government current 5 years plan which has set an ambitious target to expand access and improve the quality of education at all levels. Market overview The Ethiopian government plans to achieve the following between 2009/10 and 2014/15: ? Increase the number of university teachers (second degree and PhD holders) from 5,532 to 23,000; ? Increase student score and assessments from 50% to 90%; ? To more than double the number of undergraduate students from 185,788 to 467,000; ? Nearly double the number of postgraduate students to 16,000; and; ? Universal access to primary education by 2015. The plan is expected to cost Ethiopian Birr 169.7m (about £6.3m). Key opportunities Education in Ethiopia offer good opportunities for UK companies in: ? The sale of books, didactic and pedagogic equipment; ? Provision of distance learning in partnership with local private colleges and universities; ? Vocational training; investment in new schools; ? Educational advisory services; ? Accreditation of examinations; and ? Staff development in collaboration with government universities. Latest export opportunities ? Education & Training Latest export opportunities ? Ethiopia Getting into the market Direct supply by establishing own centre, getting into partnership or joint venture with Ethiopian private colleges/universities are all possible avenues to enter the Ethiopian market. However, companies need to acquire the following to operate in the market. ? Investment License from Ethiopian Investment Agency (EIA); ? Business and higher education license from Ministry of Trade (MOT); and ? An accreditation from the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA). More about doing business in Ethiopia Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. ? Dessalegn Yigzaw, British Embassy Addis Ababa. Tel: 251 -11 661 2354 or email: dessalegn.yigzaw@fco.gov.uk. ? Hiriti Tesfalidet, British Embassy Addis Ababa. Tel: 251 -11 661 2354 or email: hiriti.tesfalidet@fco.gov.uk. Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows. Latest events ? Education & Training Major Events Education Exhibition and Conference Date: 23 ? 25 February 2012 Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 17 December 2011

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