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Anseba Region: Children Formerly Deprived Of Educational Opportunity Attending Classes

Efforts to provide educational opportunity to children who failed to attend classes at the right age due to nomadic and pastoral way of living are bearing fruitful outcome, according to Mr. Rista Gebremeskel, supervisor of Adult Education in the Education Ministry’s branch in Anseba region.
Keren, 17 November 2010 – Efforts to provide educational opportunity to children who failed to attend classes at the right age due to nomadic and pastoral way of living are bearing fruitful outcome, according to Mr. Rista Gebremeskel, supervisor of Adult Education in the Education Ministry’s branch in Anseba region.

He explained that concerted action is being taken to provide educational opportunity to children in the age group between  9 and 14 in different parts of the region. Mr. Rista indicated that about 1,800 herdsmen received educational opportunity from Grade 1 to 5 in the 2009/2010 academic year, out of whom over 350 have been promoted to Grade 6 and are properly following up classes.

He further noted that offering classes for nomads and pastoralists that began in Mezabat and Marat, Geleb sub-zone, in 2007 is now being expanded  in 8 sub-zones.

The beneficiaries of the program said that they have long been deprived of educational opportunity due to nomadic and pastoral pattern of living. At present, however, they are able to read and write thanks to such opportunity, they elaborated.

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