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Number of Zagre Award wining female students gaining momentum

The Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, said that the growing number of female awardees of the Zagre Prize amply demonstrates the coordinated endeavors and substantial investment being made by the people and the Government. Asmara, 11 September 2010 – The Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, said that the growing number of female awardees of the Zagre Prize amply demonstrates the coordinated endeavors and substantial investment being made by the people and the Government.

Noting that the number of female awardees of the Zagre Prize  in the 2007/08 was only 18, he explained that the figure showed a growth of 189% in the subsequent academic year, while it increased by 185% in the 2009/2010 academic  year compared to the previous one. In this respect, the Minister underlined the need for making strenuous efforts for registering more gratifying outcome.

Mr. Semere went on to say that no female student scored full mark in matriculation exams until 2007. In the subsequent years, however, the spirit of competitiveness and excellence gained momentum among female students which enabled them to break the silence, he elaborated. 

The Minister further noted that the number of Zagre award wining female students stood at 34 in the 2008/2009 academic year which dramatically climbed to 63 in the 2009/2010 academic year, thus fully attesting to such competitiveness.

Moreover, in this year’s National School Leaving Certificate Exams, 38 females scored 3.8 points, 43 students scored 3.6 points, 41 females 3.4, 39 scored 3.2 points and 63 female students scored 3 points.  

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