Education is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ethiopia. It is also expected to receive an enormous boost as a result of the government’s current 5 year plan - the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), which has set an ambitious target to expand access and improve the quality of education at all levels. 46 percent of the population (total 91 million) is aged under 14 years.
Education Sector in Ethiopia
Education is one of the fastest growing sectors in Ethiopia. It is also expected to receive an
enormous boost as a result of the government?s current 5 year plan - the Growth and
Transformation Plan (GTP), which has set an ambitious target to expand access and improve the
quality of education at all levels. 46 percent of the population (total 91 million) is aged under 14
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
? 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;
? Provide universal access to primary education by 2015.
The plan is expected to cost Ethiopian Birr 169.7m (about £6.3m).
Education in Ethiopia offers 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 or partnership or joint venture with Ethiopian private
colleges/universities are possible avenues to enter the Ethiopian market. However, investors need
to acquire the following to operate in the market.
? Investment License from Ethiopian Investment Agency (EIA);
? Business and higher education licence from Ministry of Trade (MOT); and
An accreditation from the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA).
More about doing business in Ethiopia
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:
? Hiriti Tesfalidet, British Embassy Addis Ababa. Tel: 251 -11 661 2354 or email:
Contact your local international trade team
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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 ? Educational & Training
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