Parents in Gash-Barka expressed concern over the delay in the beginning of regular classes. Barentu, 14 October 2010 – Parents in Gash-Barka expressed concern over the delay in the beginning of regular classes.
They told ERINA that the delay of classes could negatively affect the education process, and called on the concerned body to take the necessary remedial steps.
Mr. Haile Abraham, member of the parents committee in Shambko sub-zone, indicated that teaching began a month later than the set time.
The head of the Education Ministry’s branch in the region, Mr. Kelit Girmai, said that the complaint, although exaggerated, is true. He went on to explain that the cause is not only the delay of the arrival of teachers, but also due to the fact that some parents keep their sons or daughters busy in crop harvesting.