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Female Junior School Students In Southern Region Registering Improved Academic Performance

The participation and performance of female junior school students in remote areas of the Southern region is improving as a result of the supplementary classes being offered to them, on top of the regular ones.
Mendefera, 11 October 2010 – The participation and performance of female junior school students in remote areas of the Southern region is improving as a result of the supplementary classes being offered to them, on top of the regular ones.

Speaking at an assessment meeting, the head of the Education Ministry’s branch in the region, Mr. Kaleab Tesfaslasie, indicated that the supplementary class being provided to female students is bearing satisfactory outcome and urged parents, student and teachers to back up the program.

The head of NUEYS in the region, Mr. Hager Ganzai, said on his part that supplementary classes and school materials have been extended to the students through the collaboration of the branch office and the Union. In this connection, he explained that the number of female students promoted to the next level increased from 59.5%  to 80%  over the past three  years.

Mr. Hager further called on all concerned parties to work diligently in putting an end to underage marriage, and thereby enhance female student participation in education and upgrade their performance.

The beneficiaries highlighted the significance of the program in improving their academic performance and reminded that such program should continue up to the higher level.

Financial prize was also handed to those who demonstrated excellence in the program.

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