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Northern Red Sea Region: Efforts To Raise Female Participation At Secondary Level Of Education Registers Encouraging Outcome

The efforts of the Ministry of Education and partners to raise the participation of female students in the Northern Red Sea region at secondary level is bearing fruitful outcome, according to Mr. Reshid Mohammed Osman, head of secondary level of education unit in the Education Ministry’s branch in the region.
Massawa, 7 November 2010 – The efforts of the Ministry of Education and partners to raise the participation of female students in the Northern Red Sea region at secondary level is bearing fruitful outcome, according to Mr. Reshid Mohammed Osman, head of secondary level of education unit in the Education Ministry’s branch in the region.

He explained that the secondary level of education which was previously limited to the main towns of two sub-zones, is now expanded to eight sub-zones, and the remaining sub-zones of Adobha and Dahlak are sending their students to Nacfa, Ti’o and Dekemhare boarding schools.

Mr. Reshid pointed out that the female attendance in schools has shown growth by three fold, in line with the efforts to expand high schools. He also added that the number of female students who scored passing marks in the national school leaving certificate examination, 16 in degree and 45 for diploma programs, demonstrated their competence.

Reports disclosed that five of the 13 Zagre awardees from the Northern Red Sea region were females.

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