Managing Evening Education In the Senior Secondary Schools of Oromia

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Addis Ababa University


The main purpose of this study was to examine the current status of evening education in secondary schools of Oromia, identify the major barriers and indicate the major areas of intervention. A descriptive survey method was employed for the purpose; and the data was obtained from documents, observation, informal discussions, questionnaires, and interviews. The study was based on a sample of 384 persons: 251 evening secondary school students, 100 evening secondary school teachers, 20 secondary school principals in 10 sample schools of 4 zones, and 13 adult education officials at the zonal and woreda levels. In analyzing the data, percentage, mean, median, range, and ANOVA test, were used. The result indicated that the organizational problems at all levels were the major drawbacks resulting in poor quality education, poor supply of support services, and thus, low demand for the program that caused acute shortage of finance affecting the whole system at a vicious circle. It is concluded that the problem of the evening secondary education in Oromia is a function of organizational factors. Thus, it is recommended that the regional policy makers and the educational planners need to pay attention to increase the demand for evening education through improving quality of the supply.



Managing Evening Education, In the Senior Secondary Schools