Opportunities and Challenges of Cluster School Program in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


In this study an attempt was made to study the opportunities and challenges of cluster school program in Addis Ababa City Administration. To this end, the research was conducted u sing both quantitative and qualitative data gathering techniques. The subjects of the study were 138 teachers and 26 key teachers and directors identified from purposefully selected primary schools. Besides Education officials from different educational levels we re involved in the study. The organized data form these sources were analyzed and interpreted using mean average mean and t-test to compare responses. Nevertheless, as it is indicated in the data, the implementation of SCP in the study area was not as it was intended to be. However, the major factors that hinder the implementation we re s hortage of budge, insufficiency of time, poor planning and management high work load, low initiation on the part of education officials, directors, collaborators and alleviation of teachers from the planning and management of school cluster programme. Establishing clear and work able guideline creating strong partnership between school cluster program and key stake holders, conducting discussion forums and monitoring and evaluation on continuous basis were recommended for possible intervention of the program.



qualitative data gathering techniques.