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Rescuing Postgraduate Studies from the Downward Spiral of Shame

Saturday, January 7, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

(Tesfai Hailu) Anyone who has ever been enrolled in a postgraduate study at a credible university would know how demanding, exhausting and time-consuming it is. Prior to admission, not only does a prospective student have to earn above average [...]

Teachers and Democratisation of a Nation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 @ 4:48 am

(Ephrem Tekle Yacob – Heidelberg University) In Ethiopia, the gap between the learner and the teacher is so wide that both entities do usually not dare to cross it. It looks like the relation between the two is characterised by their roles as [...]

Sabotaging Exams is Only Irresponsible, Never Legitimate

Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 9:15 pm

A security breach occurred at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education and the National high school leaving examination is now postponed after leaks of the answers for the English language test were published online. Self-proclaimed rights activists [...]

Ethiopia: The Toll of ‘Aristocratic Spirit’ in Academia

Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

(Taye Negussie (PhD)) Plato’s Academia, founded around 300 B.C in classical Greek, is widely thought to be the precursor of the modern University System. Plato’s motif in establishing a residential educational center by then was [...]