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Academic Interests

I joined the CEMO team at the University of Oslo as a Quota PhD candidate in January 2015. My main research interests are secondary school and higher education; Especially, my project focus is on inequalities in educational participation and achievement with special emphasis on gender and regional disparities in Ethiopia. In use student census data from the National Assessments and Examinations agency in Ethiopia. The first part of my project sought to explore the connection between educational opportunity and academic achievement among preparatory school students. The second party Investigates school enrollment patterns and how policy directives such as affirmative action effect gender equity in education. And the final project sought to gender equity in STEM academic achievement and a choice in preparatory and high education programs in Ethiopia.

My project is funded by the Norwegian Quota Scholarship, CEMO (Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo), and LEA (Large Scale Educational Assessment) at The Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo.


MA, Measurement and Evaluation, Addis Ababa University. Ethiopia

MSc, Educational Science and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

BA, Mathematics Education, Dilla University, Ethiopia

Tags: National assessment / examination and policy implication, Inequalities (and equity) in education, gender, STEM
Published June 2, 2015 4:24 PM - Last modified Apr. 19, 2021 12:53 PM

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