U.S. Provides 5.5 Million English Language Textbooks for Elementary School Children

Three of the 5.5 million English language textbooks, developed and published with USAID assistance.
Three of the 5.5 million English language textbooks, developed and published with USAID assistance, for students in grades 2, 3 and 4 in more than 28,000 Ethiopian schools nationwide.
Robert Sauers, USAID Ethiopia

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Addis Ababa – USAID in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of  Ethiopia, developed and published enough textbooks to allow each child in grade 2, 3, and 4 to have their own textbook and improve their learning experience. The materials, developed in cooperation with Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University under USAID's Textbooks and Learning Materials Program, are fully aligned with Ethiopia’s national curricula, are culturally relevant to the Ethiopian context, and incorporate significant cross-cutting themes, such as gender sensitivity and equity, hygiene, HIV/AIDS and community responsibility.

USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller presented the new textbooks to Ethiopia’s State Minister of Education Ato Fuad Ibrahim at the Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa. 5.5 million textbooks are being distributed across the country and complemented by USAID's capacity building support to teachers in improved methods and use of the new materials.


See Also

Press Release [PDF, 62 KB]

Mission Director Dennis Weller Remarks [PDF]

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USAID Ethiopia: Education

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