The Ministry of Education (MoE) produces the Education Statistics Annual Abstract every year. The sources of information for the abstract are yearly school censuses carried out by regions through standard questionnaires designed to collect data from each school. Departments or units set up in every Regional Education Bureau, and lately also in selected Woredas, compile and send the data to MoE so that the national figures are produced at national level.
2004 EC (2011/2012 GC) Abstract
On September 2012, MoE published the latest abstract, over the school year 2004 EC (2011/2012 GC). It can be accessed here. Note that the document is large: its download size is around 21.9 MB.
MoE wishes to extend its thanks to all contributors: individuals, schools, colleges, universities, Education Bureaus of Woredas, Zones and Regions for helping us to prepare this Annual Abstract faster than in the previous year!
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The annual abstract tries to provide detail information on different educational variables. Even though MoE is working on the improvement of quality and coverage of educational statistics and produce better information, the abstract is still neither exhaustive nor handy for a quick reference for decision-makers and other end users. Decision-makers need a document, which is easier to read and to interpret. Hence, more analytical and more relevant documents are required. That is why the yearly publication of "Indicators of the Ethiopian Education System" is started.
Attempt was made to get comments on the previous publication from relevant bodies to help us improve the contents of this publication; however, the participation was very limited.
The national indicators focus on access, coverage, equity, quality, efficiency and expenditure from primary to tertiary levels. But these indicators are by no means considered exhaustive. We believe that further inclusion, refinement and analysis have to be done continuously.