DIINQA OROMOO: Dhimma Himaammata barnootaa [EDUCATION ROADMAP] Ka’umsi dhukkuba kana amaalidha? Ful. 7, 2018-Kutaa 1ffaa
Very Serious!
 
The so called education roadmap faced very fierce opposition from AAU staff met in different halls in these two days. The document was strongly decried from different angles. Main issues mentioned include:
 
a. Starting from inception of the idea, it was a top-down approach. The regional states and experts from different fields of study should have, at least, commented on the concept note at the beginning. Thus, there was a hidden agenda behind the study itself
 
b. The study didn’t not involve pertinent experts from different fields of study. People in education faculty are not experts in all fields of study, or subject matter
 
c. It is not known how people involved in the study (from the circle) were selected, and some are irrelevant to the work they did
 
d. There is nothing new in the document: compilation of dereg’s and the existing education policies
 
e. To produce the document, it did not require conducting the study: issues included in the document are very known things and what people talk everywhere in the country
 
f. Operation definition of the phrase “education roadmap” is not given. For example, how does it differ from the phase “education policy”? Does it replace the existing education policy?
 
g. How and why Indonesia and Vietnam experiences were used as a benchmark? What a common thing does Ethiopia have with these countries to begin with? Why have experience of Germany, South Korea and Singapore been dropped, which the MoE has been propagating for years?
 
h. Issues in the document are not consistent with each other.
 
i. The document reflects the political situation that existed in the country before two years- it does not match the current political changes in the country
 
j. The document contradicts the existing education policy
 
k. The document violates the legal and constitutional rights of the regional states
l. It is not clear why the draft document is hidden from the public: as a public document, it should have been circulated in hard and soft copies publicly for public comments
 
Conclusion: Dump the document into the wastebasket.
 
Oromia Education Bureau should not spend time and resources on giving orientation on the so called rubbish education roadmap document that deprives-off the Bureau its rights and targets against Afaan Oromoo and Oromummaa.
 
It’s the right and responsibility of the OEB to design education policy that fits the context of Oromia and addresses the demands of the Oromoos.
 
MoE has no legal and constitutional rights to produce a prescriptive document like that of the so called education roadmap to be worshipped by regional states. The document does not go or fit with the federal system the country is following at all. The inception of the document started three years ago when wayyannee was trying its best to abolish federalism and resort back to the unitary government.
 
The document even proposes minor issues and gives the right of transferring teachers from region to region or from school to school to the MoE. In short, the document is the second version of the failed “Master Plan”. Part II will be continued!…
Habasha’s quest to destroy Qubee afaan Oromoo 
 
The so-called education roadmap faced very fierce opposition from AAU staff met in different halls in these two days. The document was strongly decried from different angles. Main issues mentioned include:
 
a. Starting from the inception of the idea, it was a top-down approach. The regional states and experts from different fields of study should have, at least, commented on the concept note at the beginning. Thus, there was a hidden agenda behind the study itself
 
b. The study didn’t not involve pertinent experts from different fields of study. People in education faculty are not experts in all fields of study, or subject matter
 
c. It is not known how people involved in the study (from the circle) were selected, and some are irrelevant to the work they did
 
d. There is nothing new in the document: compilation of dereg’s and the existing education policies
 
e. To produce the document, it did not require conducting the study: issues included in the document are very known things and what people talk everywhere in the country
 
f. Operation definition of the phrase “education roadmap” is not given. For example, how does it differ from the phase “education policy”? Does it replace the existing education policy?
 
g. How and why Indonesia and Vietnam experiences were used as a benchmark? What a common thing does Ethiopia have with these countries to begin with? Why have experience of Germany, South Korea and Singapore been dropped, which the MoE has been propagating for years?
 
h. Issues in the document are not consistent with each other.
 
i. The document reflects the political situation that existed in the country before two years- it does not match the current political changes in the country
 
j. The document contradicts the existing education policy
 
k. The document violates the legal and constitutional rights of the regional states
l. It is not clear why the draft document is hidden from the public: as a public document, it should have been circulated in hard and soft copies publicly for public comments
 
Conclusion: Dump the document into the wastebasket.
 
Oromia Education Bureau should not spend time and resources on giving orientation on the so called rubbish education roadmap document that deprives-off the Bureau its rights and targets against Afaan Oromoo and Oromummaa.
 
It’s the right and responsibility of the OEB to design education policy that fits the context of Oromia and addresses the demands of the Oromoos.
 
MoE has no legal and constitutional rights to produce a prescriptive document like that of the so called education roadmap to be worshipped by regional states. The document does not go or fit with the federal system the country is following at all. The inception of the document started three years ago when wayyannee was trying its best to abolish federalism and resort back to the unitary government.
 
The document even proposes minor issues and gives the right of transferring teachers from region to region or from school to school to the MoE. In short, the document is the second version of the failed “Master Plan”. Part II will be continued!…#Rundaasaa Asheetee Hundeem, 2018

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