Higher education in Ethiopia started with the founding of Addis Ababa University (AAU) in 1950. With its several colleges in the various regions, AAU remained as the only higher learning institution in Ethiopia for over forty years. Over the last decade, however, fundamental changes have been taking place in higher education in Ethiopia. Some of the former colleges under Addis Ababa University were upgraded to full-fledged and independent universities, and new universities are being established. Currently in Ethiopia, there is an ambitious expansion by increasing the national enrolment capacity from 90,000 to 150,000 and the number of universities from 8 to 31 to ensure equity, access, accountability, relevance and responsiveness to the demands of the Ethiopian people. Located in the historic town of Gondar, Ethiopia, the University of Gondar is one of the oldest and most well established higher education institutions in the country. Our University was established in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training Center (PHC & TC) in joint effort between the Imperial Ethiopian government, WHO, United States Operation Mission to Ethiopia, and UNICEF. Dictated by the pressing health needs that existed in the 1940s and 1950s the PHC & TC quickly became established as a pioneer center for public health practice serving as a key source of Ethiopia’s health professionals. It remains the Ethiopia’s oldest medical training institution. This was also the era that gave birth to the philosophy of team approach and community based teaching of health professionals. During the 1950s all 2nd year clinical nurses, sanitarians and 3rd year health officers would go out into the community and provide health promotion as well as preventative, curative and rehabilitative services. This early work has developed and evolved into the Team Training Program (TTP)within the current College of Medicine and Health Science. Run by the Ministry of Health until 1960, the Training Center...
...“golden candlesticks” represents Parris’ own greed and by extension the corrupted power of the theocracy of Salem. There are continuous references to light and dark within Miller’s play and Hytner draws attention to this particularly when Parris stands in the pulpit announcing excommunication and then turns and smothers the candle light between his fingers. This action although simple has a destructive element as instead of blowing out the light he smothers it viciously, causing the audience to feel a sense of foreboding for what is to come. Finally, Miller’s dialogue is possibly the most important part of the play captured fairly accurately by Hytner. The symbolism of a person’s name is integral to conveying Miller’s idea of the value of a good reputation within the community. When Parris queries Abigail about her affair with Proctor he says, “your name in the village is entirely white, is it not?” to which she replies, “there be no blush about my name, sir.” Abigail’s defensive attitude not only indicates she is lying, but also presents the idea of her innocence being tainted, which is emulated well in the film. Cinematically Hytner uses camera angles at the crucial moment when Proctor is signing his own confession, swapping from a camera angle looking up at his face and his view looking down writing his name. The use of silence here rather than meaningful non-diegetic sound helps to emphasise that this sort of thing actually happened across America during...
...The High Price of HigherEducation
In America's society today, students are expected to follow the path of day care, grade school, middle school, high school and hopefully college. Growing up in America today, the importance of education is stressed starting at the earliest stages of development. In a world with a competitive job market and with citizens who want to make the most money that they can, a college education is key in success. For some students, financing college is not a problem. Money should not be a factor in the student's decision-making process when choosing what school to attend, but unfortunately many people are unable to attend the university of their choice due to the high costs. Working through college is not always the best answer because this can have a negative effect on academic performance with the added stress. It is true that financial aid and loans are available, but it is sometimes much harder to take advantage of these than people realize. Although universities offer many forms of aid in paying for college, the continually increasing prices still make it impossible for many people to afford highereducation, and lowering prices would be effective in increasing the amount of people able to obtain a college degree.
In today's society, the average income for middle class families is $49,500 (Preliminary Estimates). This is only a little more than the...
In the time I have spent in highereducation, I have noticed that educators generally encounter three categories of students. The first category, about 10 percent of the student population will always succeed because they have the attitude that failure is not an option. The second group, another 10 percent of the population, will inevitably fail, lacking the personal motivation and drive necessary to reach educational goals. Approximately 80 percent of students make up category three. A group full of bright minds that could lean toward either success or failure. This group will most significantly be impacted by changes and improvements in education. The differentiating factor in this group is that each student's response to the same question: "Is investing in my education really worth it?"
Some people are deterred from pursuing highereducation because of the price tag attached. Even though student loans are often available, the idea of repaying student loan debt, with high interest rates and low job prospects is a significant roadblock for many. For students with young families or those who have never considered post-secondary education, it is often much more appealing to take a job out of high school and immediately generate income. These are the students who begin to feel that an education is simply not...
...A person who compares the annual earnings of college and high school graduates would no doubt conclude that highereducation is a good investment—the present value of the college earnings premium (the better part of $1 million) seemingly far outdistances college costs, yielding a high rate of return. But for many, attending college is unequivocally not the right decision on purely economic grounds. But there is no doubt that Hongxing raymond mill is an advisable investment for its high quality and best after-sale service.
Does this mean no one should go to college? Of course not. First of all, college is more than training for a career, and many might benefit from the social and non-purely academic aspects of advanced schooling, even if the rate of return on college as a financial investment is low. Second, high school students with certain attributes are far less likely to drop out of school, and are likely to equal or excel the average statistics.
Students who do well in high school and on college entrance exams are much more likely to graduate. Those going to private schools may pay more in tuition, but they also have lower dropout rates. Those majoring in some subjects, such as education or one of the humanities, can sometimes improve their job situation by double majoring or earning a minor in, say, economics.
As a general rule, I would say graduates in the top quarter of their class at a high-quality high...
September 20, 2012
Yvette DE La Vega
The Importance of a GoodEducation 1
Today more people are going back to college in order to obtain a degree of some type. More people are looking for careers and are tired of settling for jobs that they do not like just to get a paycheck. Employers are looking for employee with college degrees in order to present their customer with more qulitified people. A college degree is more importance now than it has ever been. More jobs are being sent overseas today making it harder to find a job, so in order to find a job that will give a person the financial stability they need more adult are returning to college to get their degree.
The Importance of a GoodEducation 2
The importance of a goodeducation, a goodeducation is the most important thing a person could obtain for themselves. Education is important to us in many aspects of life especially when it comes to your need for personal and social advancement. Education is...
...Amando M Tetangco, Jr: Fostering a culture of goodgovernance and
Speech by Mr Amando M Tetangco, Jr, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the central
bank of the Philippines), at the induction of new officers and general membership meeting of
the Bankers Institute of the Philippines, Makati City, 17 July 2013.
The officers and members of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines under the leadership of
President Francis Puzon, SEC Chairperson Tess Herbosa, my colleagues at the Monetary
Board Ignacio Bunye and Armando Suratos, former PM Cesar Virata, friends from the
banking community, fellow BSPers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good
It is always a pleasure to join events of the BAIPHIL, a partner of long standing of the
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. In particular, today is special as we witnessed a transition of
This gives me the opportunity to thank the previous set of officers led by immediate past
president Salvador Serrano for a job well done and to congratulate brand new BAIPHIL
President Francis Puzon and his fellow officers on winning the confidence of their peers to
lead them for the fiscal year 2013–2014.
I learned that by tradition, incoming BAIPHIL leaders should have served earlier as an officer
or in working committees. This is a good practice: it reflects a long-term commitment to serve
BAIPHIL and the interests of the...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One who possesses...
...Goodgovernance, democracy and development
By Aftab Ahmad Khan
Government may be taken as connoting how people are ruled and how the affairs of the state are administered and regulated. It encompasses the state's institutional and structural arrangements, decision-making process and implementation capacity.
Conversely, it also implies the possibility that the government may be captured by self-seeking elites intent on plundering the nation's wealth.Goodgovernance depends on the extent to which a government is perceived and accepted as legitimate, committed to improving the public welfare and responsive to the needs of the citizens.
An essential feature of goodgovernance, according to the World Bank is the effective management of a country's economic and social resources for development which crucially depends on the provision of a predictable and transparent framework for the conduct of public and private business in a milieu which promotes accountability for economic and financial performance.
Another essential element of goodgovernance is an objective, efficient and reliable judicial system as well as honest law enforcing agencies that effectively carry out court decisions.
There is no doubt that in Pakistan as well as in many other developing countries, growth and poverty alleviation measures have been impeded on account of excessive...