Tanzanian Kikwete commends Ethiopia's education financing

Addis Ababa, December 7, 2016 (FBC) –Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with Tanzanian former President Jakaya Kikwete and discussed international education improvement, particularly in developing countries.

The Premier said through international Education Improvement Program, about 27 former presidents and prime ministers conducted study on the level of education in developing countries and the gap.

The study depicted that developing countries need 70-80 years time to reach the level developed countries attained. To hasten the growth of developing countries, international support is required, the study added.

The study also highlights that developing countries should create conducive environment to hasten their development utilizing local finance properly. In this regard, Ethiopia has been recognized pioneer to undertake such efforts among developing countries.

Kikwete is following up selected African countries to enable them get support from the international community.

Though Ethiopia succeeded in achieving MDGs, it would sustain its efforts in terms of financing and keeping the momentum in all aspects, said Kikwete.

As low income countries are far behind the developed ones in education, the former need to invest in education.

As it is pioneer among developing countries, the international community would support Ethiopia in increasing investment and other technical assistance, Kikwete said.

Source: EPA

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