Author : Feature unicef
Harari became the first region in Ethiopia to adopt the Cluster School Programme in
1999 upon the initiation of UNICEF. The programme links satellite schools around one
larger school designated as a cluster-resource centre where teachers from the cluster
interact and learn from each other. The programme stresses a child-focused approach to
teaching, which has improved student performance significantly. Recognising the
achievements of the programme, the Ministry of Education has adopted the cluster
school system for all primary schools in Ethiopia.
The following is an interview with Jegol Bekele, Cluster School Programme Co-ordinator
of Harari Region, which pioneered the programme in Ethiopia.