In Ethiopia children with disabilities face many barriers and challenges to accessing quality education. The benefits of inclusive education now are widely recognized, but despite efforts for change, much progress remains to be made. The Ethiopian Government recognizes the significant role of education in reducing poverty and sustaining economic growth. It is committed to accomplishing the Education For All (EFA) goals and UN SDGs. The Ministry of Education’s Master Plan for Special Needs Education/Inclusive Education in Ethiopia (2016-2025) outlines a plan to move away from special schools and develop an inclusive education system in which children with disabilities can live in their home communities and attend neighborhood
POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORKS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE: Improved design and implementation of inclusive education policies and legal frameworks for students with disabilities by 2023 as a result of ECDD support.
INCLUSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE)
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE: Increased access and utilization of inclusive higher education services by students with disabilities by 2023
INCLUSIVE PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE: Increased access and utilization of inclusive education services in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools by 2023