IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Gosa Setu Tafese and Desta Tamrat Desta
Education is increasingly acknowledged as a means for combating diverse societal problems. It is also widely accredited as pre eminent in fostering attitudes, knowledge and skills of citizens (Birhanu, 2012). The education system has a societal responsibility to produce good and responsible citizens, who understand, respect the constitution, democratic values and human rights; develop attitudes for research and community services; develop a sense of citizenship to participate in and contribute to the development of the community and the country (BHRT, 2001). To achieve this objective, a curriculum for the delivery of Civics and Ethical Education was developed and harmonized at national level. As a result, Civics and Ethical Education has started to be taught at the primary, secondary and higher education levels.