An assessment meeting held in Areza semi-urban center took note of the need for enhancing the role of administrative bodies, Assembly members and associations in promoting Adult Education Program and eradicating illiteracy. Areza, 8 December 2010 – An assessment meeting held in Areza semi-urban center took note of the need for enhancing the role of administrative bodies, Assembly members and associations in promoting Adult Education Program and eradicating illiteracy.
In the meeting in which area administrators, heads of ministries’ branch offices and Assembly members took part, the supervisor of the program in Southern region, Mr. Teklehaimanot Habtemichael, indicated that efforts to eradicate illiteracy have so far scored satisfactory outcome. He further underscored the need for strengthening campaign activities so that all sections of the society could be able to read and write.
Mr. Teklehaimanot explained that the number of participants of the adult education program who are able to read and write continues to grow from time to time. Various libraries have also opened in different administrative areas so as to help them enrich their knowledge.
The Administrator of Areza sub-zone, Mr. Berhane Mengesha, said on his part that more campaigns are taking place to encourage the inhabitants participate in adult education program.
The participants of the meeting said that it is high time to take concerted action towards eradicating illiteracy and reminded each administrative area to clearly spell out the number of illiterates.
Reports indicated that about 6,000 nationals in the Southern region pursued adult education program in 189 stations this year and are now able to read and write.