The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations operating in more than 110 countries and territories worldwide and has been in Ethiopia for the last 71 years.The British Council, which is one of the major partners of the Federal Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, has been involved and has made contributions to the development of the education sector in Ethiopia. Currently, through the Quality Education Strategic Support Programme (QESSP) funded by DFID, British Council is supporting the Ministry of Educations on capacity building; policy dialogue and enhancing evidence-based decision making capabilities.
The Federal Ministry of Education of Ethiopia has made significant progress in recent years in improving access to education, particularly at the primary education level. Since 1997 a series of five year Education Sector Development Plans (ESDPs) have led to marked improvements in school enrolment rates. The Ministry of Education (MoE) recently completed its ESDP V that moves the ambitious plan through 2020.
Development partners including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have provided support to the education sector for several years. DFID supports the Ethiopian general education sector through its General Education Quality Improvement Programme (GEQIP) and the Quality Education Strategic Support Programme (QESSP). Regional Educations Bureaus are showing increased commitment to improving access to quality education for all children. This is important as children’s life chances are strongly influenced by the quality of their education.
The Oromiya regional Education Bureau recognized that improving the quality of Leadership and Management from the region to woreda level, including education experts is high priority. To this end the Bureau request the advisory support to identify the challenges of education system through different approaches and to submit to the senior management of OREB for immediate solution with its priorities and recommendations to improve effective system of quality of education for the benefit of the entire regional education system. The Regional Education Bureau with the support from the Quality Education Strategic Support Programme (QESSP II) is trying to improve this situation.
British Council Ethiopia therefore invites interested national service providers to submit a tender for: “ study on factors that affect students’ academic achievement in the core subjects in Addis Ababa City Government and Harari people regional state” in accordance with the Request for Proposal (RFP) Pack available from British Council’s e-Tendering portal hosted at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.The following Bid Pack is available to download from the Portal:
List of Annexes forming part of the RFP
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