A Brief Introduction to Educational Foreign-aid Base of TUTE

The educational foreign-aid base in TUTE, as the first one under the ministry of education, was established on April 27th, 2003. It aims to select and assign foreign-aids teachers to the developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America, help train human resources and conduct the research on African vocational education. Now it mainly focuses on the Ethio-China Polytechnic Institute and Addis Ababa Confucius Institute.

In recent years, the base has contacted more than 50 education institutions, selected and trained approximately 400 teachers for the foreign-aid programs such as Confucius Institute. The number of assigned teachers has reached 130.They work in 20 vocational schools and training centers in Ethiopia, including those located in Southern Nations, Oromia, Amhara, etc. Thousands of Ethiopian students are trained in the field of automobile, mechanics, computer, electronic engineering and so on.

With the instruction of Ministry of Education of China, 3 teachers of TUTE were assigned to the ministry of education of Ethiopia to work as the coordinators for the better administration of foreign-aid projects. Their positions include the presidency and the vice-presidency of Ethio-China Polytechnic Institute and the presidency of Addis Ababa Confucius Institute. Ethio-China polytechnic Institute is the first one qualified for awarding degrees established by China in foreign countries.

By July of 2012, 22 short-term training classes have been held and more than 800 people are trained. In 2006, international students were enrolled for the first time in TUTE. In 2009, the first full-scholarship students from TUTE went to Addis Ababa University to pursue the master degree.

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