The Ministry of Education held a meeting from January 20 to 23 to assess the tasks accomplished in expanding educational opportunities across the nation and developing technical and vocational capacity.
Asmara, 23 January 2011 – The Ministry of Education held a meeting from January 20 to 23 to assess the tasks accomplished in expanding educational opportunities across the nation and developing technical and vocational capacity.
Speaking at the meeting, the Minister of Education, Mr. Semere Russom, noted that the task of ensuring social justice is given top priority, and that expansion of equitable educational opportunity free of charge nationwide fully attests to such a commitment. Vocational and Technical educational institutions are also making commendable contribution in this regard, he added.
The Minister further indicated that a total of 155 schools, including 84 elementary, 39 junior and 32 secondary schools have been under construction in the past two years in different parts of the country, and that they are expected to be finalized this year.
Reports presented at the meeting pointed out that computer labs are being introduced in schools so as to enable youths cope with technological advancement, and that the introduction of solar-energy device in rural areas would facilitate the success of the program.
The meeting also took note of the higher educational opportunity being offered to teachers inside the country and abroad from the diploma to M.A level so as to upgrade their skill. Efforts would also be enhanced to provide educational opportunity to children who failed to attend class due to nomadic pattern of living.
Various reports were also presented at the meeting focusing on Adult Education, information technology, cultural activities and Summer Work Program on which discussion was conducted.
Also on the occasion, the Ministry awarded monetary incentives and other prizes to 18 exemplary teachers from all the administrative regions.