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Ethiopia decides to introduce 6-2-4 schooling system

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Addis Ababa, August 21, 2019 (FBC) –The Ministry of Education (MoE) said a decision has been made to introduce the 6-2-4 education system –six years of primary schooling, followed by two years of junior secondary and four year of secondary schooling.

The current schooling system pursues 8 years of primary, 2 years of general secondary, and 2 years of preparatory senior secondary education.

Dr Tilaye Gete, Minister of Education, told journalists that a decision has been made to introduce 6 years of schooling at primary level (grades 1-6), two years at junior secondary level (grades 7 and 8), and four years at secondary school level (grades 9-12).

According to the new system, there will be a regional examination at grade 6 and a national examination at grade 8.

The Minister also said a decision has been made to scrap grade 10 national examination from the education system.

Dr Tilaye noted that due attention will be attached to values, ethics and competence in the 2012 Ethiopian academic year.