The Implementation of Decentralized Education Service Delivery in Gambella City Administration

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Addis Ababa University


This study assessed and examined the implementation of decentralized education service delivery and its challenges in Gambella city administration. In light of this, mixed research approach was employed to obtain primary and secondary data. Primary data gathered through key informant interview, FGD and field observation. Secondary data were obtained by referring both published and unpublished sources. A total of 40 sample respondents for the interview and FGDs (20 for FGD and 20 for KII) were taken purposively from the state, city administration and schools. Whereas all public schools used for field observation. The data analysis is made descriptively. Simple descriptive analysis for the quantitative and qualitative analysis for the qualitative data is employed. As identified by study better achievements in terms expansion and equity in education sector are implemented in the city. However practical gaps such as absence of commitment in party chairmen and executives as well as professionals of education sector at the subsequent level in instituting strong institutions and empowering local communities resulted in weak institutional arrangement, limited community participation, financial deficits in the sector. This caused large class size, shortage of textbooks in the field of mother tongue and turnover of teachers are among others. Based on the findings the following issues have been recommended; designing strategy that makes educational stakeholders accountable at the subsequent levels, establishing WETB, follow up the functionality of KETB and PTA institutions, device a mechanism to generate funds and conducting coordinated regular supervision on the education sector. Key words: Decentralization, Education Service, Access, Quality, Equity, Gambella



Decentralization, Education Service, Access, Quality, Equity, Gambella