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Call made to exert concerted efforts to encourage students’ school participation in Northern Red Sea region

In an assessment meeting conducted on 2 and 3 April in Massawa by the Ministry of Education branch, a call was made to exert concerted efforts aimed at encouraging students’ school participation in the remote areas of the region. It was further indicated that the students’ low school participation has negative effect on the capacity and competiveness of students.

Massawa, 7 April 2013- In an assessment meeting conducted on 2 and 3 April in Massawa by the Ministry of Education branch, a call was made to exert concerted efforts aimed at encouraging students’ school participation in the remote areas of the region. It was further indicated that the students’ low school participation has negative effect on the capacity and competiveness of students.

Moreover, alongside the efforts being made to ensure school distribution, in the 2012/2013 school year elementary schools have been built in the administrative areas of Gebgeb-Wesena, Indeli, Alha-Regali, Aflag, Hishkib, Derbushet, Laba, Nora-Anes, while the elementary schools in Foro, Afabet, Mekalile, Dihl Mebi’a and Massawa have been upgraded to junior high school level. The Afabet junior high school has been also upgraded to high school level.

Mr. Reshid Mohammed-Osman, head of MOE branch in the region, disclosed that due to the nomadic way of life of some inhabitants, the geographical location as well as low awareness on education the school participation of students has not been found as expected and called on for the strengthening of the role of Administrators, village elders, religious leaders and other stack holders.

Mr. Abraham Ressom, director of General Education in the Ministry of Education, on his part called on all concerned Government and public institutions to exert concerted efforts towards education development.

Likewise, Mr. Tesfai Tekle, General Director of Social Affairs in the Northern Red Sea region, indicated that encouraging achievements have been made at ensuring social justice and distribution of schools in the region and that rigorous efforts should be exerted to encourage students’ participation.

In the Northern Red Sea region there are 254 schools ranging from kindergartens to High-Schools and 180 literacy centers.

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