Ethiopia to scrap current 8-2-2 education system

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education announced today that the existing education system implemented under previous regime will be scrapped and will reintroduce the 6-2-4 education system, six years of primary schooling, followed by two years of junior high and four years of high school.

The current education system, eight years of primary schooling followed by two years of general secondary and two years of preparatory senior secondary education was introduced more than two decades ago.

Briefing journalists, Minister of Education, Tilaye Gete said about 35 newly identified proposals have been incorporated into the road-map during the preceding consultation meetings, out of which 12 items will be implemented in the next academic year.

Accordingly, he said students will take regional examination at grade 6, while they will sit at grade 8 for national examination.

Similarly, the national examination that has been given at grade 10 will be canceled in the coming academic year and higher education entry exam will be given at grade 12.

Furthermore, students can learn Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) from grade 12, TVETs will offer courses for students from level 1 up to PhD levels, he said.

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