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Introduction Ethiopia is a land of antiquity that has long centuries of political existence. The long years of political experience to which the country was exposed capacitated her to maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of attempts by foreign powers to violate its independence from time to time. The country has also played a commendable role in international affairs which enabled her to be one of the founding members of the organization of African Unity now the African Union, the United Nations Organization and many more others. But the countrys good international image had been dwarfed by her internal instability and backwardness which was the results of her political system. Internally Ethiopia was ruled for many years by autocratic emperors, and in her recent history, by a military dictatorship of the worst kind. The rulers of Ethiopia had never been accountable to the people and never observed the rue of law. Consequently, the Ethiopian peoples were forced to pass through gross violation of rights in the hands of their governments, leading them to revolt against their oppressors, resulting in civil wars that brought human and material destruction and negatively impacted on the development of the country.
After s, the official launching of democracy and democratizationprocess among countries which were, hitherto ruled under dictatorial regimes acrossnearly half part of the world revived the significance of civics or civic Education. In somecountry it is included in the official curriculums as citizenship Education. In somecountries it has been named under-citizenship for Democracy. And in most cases it hasretained the name of Civics or civic Education. In our country Civics and Ethics or civicand Ethical Education is the title given to it. Despite variations in nomenclature, therehave been foundational principles and values that are treated under the discipline. Theissue of constitutional democracy and Human Rights has been the core values and issuesare the common denominator across countries.