Since 2011, the German Embassy School has carried the seal of approval “Excellent German School Abroad” and in October 2019 was also the first school in Ethiopia to receive the quality seal “French Teaching in Ethiopia”.
The German Schools Abroad enjoy a high reputation worldwide as places of education and cultural encounter. At the 140 German Schools Abroad, students can acquire German, national and international school-leaving qualifications that give them access to colleges and universities worldwide.
The German schools abroad operate within a fixed evaluation cycle, which also includes the Bund-Länder-Inspektion (BLI). This Bund-Länder-Inspektion is an external evaluation of the school and was introduced as an instrument of quality assurance and development for German schools abroad with the aim of achieving largely uniform standards and constantly reviewing and adapting our development goals and progress.
Since 2008, the schools have been systematically examined for quality by a joint federal and state inspection. In autumn 2011, the German Embassy School Addis Ababa was certified for the first time with the seal of approval “Excellent German School Abroad” by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) in Germany.
A new inspection cycle follows after about six to seven years, so that the second federal and state inspections took place at the beginning of December 2018.
After the school had already sent extensive school data and documents on its work to Germany for inspection in advance, two inspectors carried out more than 60 visits to lessons in all age groups of primary and secondary schools from Monday to Friday with as many teachers as possible. In addition to analyzing documents and the classroom visits, the inspectors conducted a large number of interviews with students, teachers, parents, the school board and the school and administration management to find out whether our school would again meet the increased requirements of the seal of quality as an “excellent German school abroad”. The entire school was put to the test for one week.
At the end of the inspection week, the inspection team gave feedback to the school community: The German Embassy School Addis Ababa has again been awarded the seal of approval:
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