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Published: 2020-10-14

Page: 407-413


Arbaminch University College of Social Science and Humanities, Arbaminch, Ethiopia.

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The present study bring up citizen who differentiate harmful practices from useful ones, who seek and stand for truth, appreciate aesthetics and show positive attitude towards the development and dissemination of science and technology in society. The educational sector in Ethiopia has been given powerful impetus after the overthrow of the military government in 1991. Since then education has been a development priority on the national agenda. The government developed Education Training Policy and Education Sector Strategy in 1994. And adopt the Education Sector Development Programme in 1997 together with the Education Training Policy. Furthermore, Ethiopia is working towards achieving the education for all goals as defined in the Dakar Framework in 2000. The educational policy goals, strategies and program are addressing the problems of access, equity, quality, and relevance in education.

Keywords: Curricula, education policy, enrollment, indigenization, learning.

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TADESSE, L. (2020). ATTEMPT TO INDIGENIZING CURRICULA IN ETHIOPIA. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 3(1), 407–413. Retrieved from


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