Prince welcomes assistance towards development of Ethiopia’s education system

Monday, April 25, 2016 | 6:43 PM
Jamaica Observer

Principal of Mico University College Ashburn Pinnock (left) and the director of Alumni and Development, Sharon Wolfe, take Haile Selassie’s grandson, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, on a tour of the Marescaux Road campus, Thursday. The prince is on a nine-day visit to the island. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Principal of Mico University College Ashburn Pinnock (left) and the director of Alumni and Development, Sharon Wolfe, take Haile Selassie’s grandson, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, on a tour of the Marescaux Road campus, Thursday. The prince is on a nine-day visit to the island. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — His Imperial Highness, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie says he will welcome assistance from Jamaican educators, in the development of the Ethiopian school system.

He cited the strides that Jamaica has made in its education system, and made an appeal for support in this area.

“This nation has made significant increases through its enrolment, the number of teachers, the level of training of its teachers and the number of its textbooks. I encourage educators in Jamaica to consider helping Ethiopia as they are doing their level best to improve (their lives). This is already happening… The people of Ethiopia will rebuild their lives with friends and people of good will,” he stated.

The prince was addressing members of the public and the Rastafarian community at the Inaugural ‘Haile Selassie I’ Lecture held at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters on Mona Road in Kingston on April 22.

The event, also featured the reading of the University of the West Indies (UWI) citation, conferred on His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I, with the Doctoral Degree of Laws by the institution in 1966.
The citation was read by Co-chair of the Nyahbinghi Administrative Council, Sister, Mitzie Williams.

Additionally, a photographic exhibition recounting the Emperor’s 1966 State visit to the Caribbean was officially opened by the Prince.

The display entitled ‘The 50th Anniversary Commemorating Emperor Haile Selassie’s 1966 State Visit to Jamaica’ is a pictorial and audio visual representation of the Emperor’s visit to the Caribbean islands: Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados; Jamaica and Haiti.

The exhibition was compiled and mounted by Florida based charity and educational non-profit community outreach organization, Rootz Foundation Incorporated.

It is currently being housed at the UWI’s Regional Headquarters where it will remain until May 19.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

The prince’s visit commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the visit of his grandfather, His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie to the island in 1966.

5 COMMENTS

  1. The Prince’s visit to Jamaica will further strengthen the bond that has tied Jamaicans and Ethiopians since the Emperor’s visit in 1966. Moreover, Ethiopia’s victory over Italian invasion at Adwa under Minilk’s leadership was an inspiration for the Caribbean’s to fight and free themselves from colonialism.

    His call on Jamaicans to assist the Ethiopian education system that has been deteriorating for more than a quarter of a century is very timely provided the regime accepts its failure. It is high time that it gave focus on quality than quantity for a sustainable economic growth.

  2. Hailemariam Desalegn arrested more students now than Meles Zenawi arrested during the election protest of 2005 according to recent findings by Shebelle Ethiopia Conference Services.

    Hailemariam Desalegn killed more students than Meles Zenawi killed during the 2005 election protest according to recent findings by Shebelle Ethiopia Conference Services.

    If you look at the real data on the background of our leaders historically you realize Ethiopia has fallen more and more under Amara/Tigre the semitic people since 1991 rather than anytime before 1991. Kassa Kebede might be the only thing close to Amara Ethiopia seen in governmental offices in a century before 1991.

    Tamrat Layne was 100% AMARA ,Prime Minister of the Transitional Government, in which capacity he served from June 6, 1991 until August 22, 1995, until President Meles Zenawi succeeded him as Prime Minister. Tamrat became deputy prime minister until October 1996. Tamrat Layne was 100% Amara .
    The only 100% Amara leader Ethiopia seen ever if the data about him was truthful like his “marriage” right now is, /&*NOT
    Tamrat was in power for 4 years.

    Meles Zenawi Asres (Ge’ez: መለስ ዜናዊ አስረስ mäläs zenawi asräs 9 May 1955 – 20 August 2012, born Legesse Zenawi Asres)[2] was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death in 2012 same as Mengistu hailemariam for 17 years ,he was 50% Tigrayan and 50% Eritrean

    Hailemariam Desalegn was born in 1965 in the Boloso Sore District of the . Hailemariam Desalegn father was amara and mother is ethnic Konso same as mengistu Hailemariam’s mother . Hailemariam was born in 1965 in the Boloso Sore District of the Wolayita Zone so he claims to be Wolaita not what his gene says.

    Haile Selassie’s mother was paternally of Oromo descent and maternally of Gurage heritage, while his father was paternally Oromo and maternally Amhara. So you can say Hailesselasie was more Oromo 50% Oromo , 25% Gurage and 25% AMARA, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 was mostly Oromo.

    Mengistu Hailemariam’s father, Haile Mariam Wolde Ayana was an ethnic Amhara Mengistu’s mother, an ethnic Konso He was in power 1974 to 1991 for 17 years . So you can say Mengistu is half Amara 50% and half 50% konso ,Mengistu claims to be Amara only since he was born in Amara area.

    The Oromo emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 the grandfather of the PRINCE ERMIYAS , EMPERROR HAILE MEKONNEN SELASSIE would expect his grandson the Prince Ermiyas along with the Crown Council to take a stand in regards to the recent killings and mass arrest of Oromos by the Amara leader Hailemariam Desalegn, unless the prince’s silence is a stand by itself since silence speaks louder than words .

  3. In Ethiopia currently 50% of the University graduates donot have the skills in the major they graduated. Students are majoring in a subject they didnot choose unless they go to private colleges which are giving grades and degrees to whoever bribes the faculties or whoever they favor based on their ethnicity . Most Tigrayans are guaranteed good grades regardless their performances. If they get hired at governmental organizations after graduation they get promoted to top management status or key corruption posts overnight right after being hired. Ethiopian Airlines is a good example which bluntly asks job applicants to fill out their ethnicities and hire only those that are Tigrayans which will be promoted to a different field than what they got hired for overnight.

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