ETHIOPIA: Half of lecturers have only a first degree

Around around a half of lecturers in public universities in Ethiopia have only a bachelor degree, according to a new government report, writes Binyam Tamene for Capital. In the last five years there has been a 137% increase in student enrolments in higher education, and government institutions enrolled 185,788 students this year.

As student numbers have increased, so has the number of lecturers, which has now reached 17,064, according to a Ministry of Education report presented to parliament earlier this month.

But, the report said, only 11,238 of them are currently teaching, while others are pursuing further education. Of the active teachers, some 5,700 only have a bachelor degree. Masters degrees are held by 4,528 lecturers and 1,004 have a PhD.
Full report on the Capital site