Educational Institutions in Ethiopia versus in America
Education is the basic necessity of any developed country like United States or growing countries like Ethiopia, in terms of eradicating literacy or being the main tool for civilization. Even though educational institutions are ubiquitous in both countries, they differ in many ways in terms of teaching techniques and opportunities.
Teaching technique is essential in providing a proper education for students. In Ethiopia, due to the limited availability of equipments and economic problems the country faces, educational labs are rare to find. Especially, in high schools, most of the lessons are theories rather than practical causing students’ lack the interest in lessons. For instant, Addis Ababa University is one of the most known and internationally recognized universities in Ethiopia. However, its limited labs had made it difficult for to learn more clearly and efficiently. Another issue under teaching techniques is as there are too many students eager to learn, classes are limited for one course. Therefore, some classes are confined with too many students in class affecting the attention of students an as well as education flow. For instance, some high schools have an average of 55 to 60 students in class each three students sitting in a six feet long bench. At this point, it becomes really difficult to tell for the instructor to tell who is who.
The second differing point is that, opportunity. For instance scholarship opportunity is not something that is offered by the universities in Ethiopia. Students have to apply to schools abroad and compete themselves with thousands of students in order to get scholarships benefits on their own. Government financial assistance is in the form of loans to be paid off right after six month of graduation, but the probability of finding a job and paying off the loan is less likely.
On the contrary, teaching techniques are different...