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As the New Year begins, many are struggling under rising costs of living with no relief in sight. For some citizens, affording even one meal a day has become a challenge. Salaried employees have seen their monthly wages shrink under relentless pressure from all sides, powerless in the process. My hope is that salaries can keep pace with inflation this year, and that no one has to choose between earning an honest living and putting food on the table.
In a country burdened by a growing number of universities and a recurring cycle of destructive wars, the true essence of learning seems to elude us. As we fail to glean lessons from the past, we must question the motives behind perpetuating futile conflicts and strive for a better future.
In the month of Puagme, Ethiopians engage in introspection, reflecting on the triumphs and tribulations of the past year. The desire for a prosperous, unified, and peaceful Ethiopia is fervent, but unanswered prayers prompt a call for sincerity, self-reflection, and actions aligned with the values we profess.
Setting low expectations only leads to mediocre results, both for students in school and nations in their development. To progress, we must awaken to the realities surrounding us and actively engage in pursuits that genuinely matter and contribute to our national advancement.
The recent decision to prevent students at 'international schools' from taking the national school leaving examinations in Ethiopia warrants revision. As it stands, citing international schools’ curriculum deviations fails to provide satisfactory reasoning for a policy that disadvantages students and limits their opportunities for higher education.
Reliable childcare is tough to find. Parents worry over rare but tragic reports of caregivers harming kids. Looking back, maid relationships differed - some never left. Now, boundaries are set but fairness + empathy on both sides fosters trust.