With its ancient cultural heritage, Ethiopia represents a unique value on the black continent. Educational innovation has played a key role in the spectacular development of the country which suffered by colonialism, drought and Communism before. In the discussion, the Ethiopian educational reforms of recent years and their impact on public education and higher education will be presented. We review the responses of education to labor market demands based on the structure of the training. The accepted place and role of Ethiopian education on the African continent, its challengers and competitors are illuminated. We are looking for the answer to how global and local challenges influence education and economic policy at the macro and micro level and what kind of future an African country of 110 million offers young people.
- Dr. Fekede Tuli Gemeda - Kotebe University
- Tamás Kersánszki - Óbuda University
Dr. Fekede Tuli Gemeda is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at Kotebe University of Education. He attended his PhD partly at Roma Tre University, Italy and partly at Jyvaskyla University, Finland, MA at Addis Ababa University Ethiopia, BEd at Kotebe College of Teacher Education, Ethiopia. He has been teaching in different higher learning institutes since 2003 starting from the rank of Graduate Assistance to Associate Professor. He served as Higher Diploma Leader and Academic development and resource centre expert at Ambo University with the role of revitalizing the pedagogical competencies of academic staff. Apart from teaching, he is currently serving as a vice president for Academic Affairs. Owning to this, he is in charge of academic affairs at the university. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading academic programs in different higher education institutions. His research interests lie in the area of teacher education, action research, professional learning and education reform. He has published his work in local and international publications. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several areas of education both nationally and internationally. He actively participated in different national projects including ‘examining corruption in Ethiopian universities’ Framing research university development in Ethiopia’, and’ C19 responsive strategies in schools. He was a lead researcher in the Ethiopian education roadmap (2018-2030) development. He led the technical committee for Kotebe Metropolitan University's transition to the University of Education. He is a consultant for Education Development Trust where he gives research and project technical support.