Ministry says working to normalize teaching-learning processes in higher learning institutions affected by instability

Addis Ababa, December 14, 2017 (FBC) –The Ministry of Education (MoE) said it is working to stabilize the instability occurred in some higher learning institutions and return them to normal teaching-learning processes.

In an exclusive interview with FBC yesterday, Dr Tilaye Gete, Minister of Education, said that the problems are political.

According to him, they were created by a few students sponsored by forces that are active to daunt development and democratization process in the country.

The government is convinced that the problems are complex and need lasting solutions, the Minister said.

He noted that a command post drawn from various federal bodies has been established in order to follow up the situations and address the problems.

Dr Tilaye further said that his ministry, in partnership with transport authorities, has been returning students, who have left their campus following the unrest, back to their respective institutions.

Starting today, heads of the Ministry of Education and members of management board of universities will travel to 22 higher learning institutions to resolve the problem, he said.

He further said that members of the federal police and the defense forces were deployed to restore peace in the institutions.

Dr Tilaye finally called on students to focus on only their education as well as to expose those who have been creating problems to deter the teaching learning process.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat