A Student Week opened yesterday in the Central region in connection with the 22nd Independence Day anniversary, which is being observed nationwide under the theme “Resistance Our Strength, Work Our Dignity.”
Asmara, 8 May 2013 – A Student Week opened yesterday in the Central region in connection with the 22nd Independence Day anniversary, which is being observed nationwide under the theme “Resistance Our Strength, Work Our Dignity.”
The opening ceremony was conducted in the presence of Mr. Semere Rusom, Minister of Education, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, Administrator of Central region, Association representatives, parents, teachers and invited guests. Speaking on the event, Ms. Halima Mohammed, head of the education Ministry’s branch in the region, pointed out that the event was organized with a view to nurturing national values to the young generation, and that the participation of parents and teachers in it is vital to this end.
Ms. Halima said that a total of 291 schools, ranging from Kindergarten to High School levels, are taking part in the event, and that they have been making ample preparations in this regard. She further expressed appreciation for the institutions that collaborated in organizing the event.
Mr. Tareqe B’idu, director of Godaif Elementary School, explained that the event is a good opportunity in depicting values in connection with the armed struggle for independence, and asserted that the theme under which it is being celebrated attests to the current status of the nation.
Different programs were staged by students, including visually impaired ones, highlighting the momentous Day, besides the presentations made targeting the merits of student-centered mode of teaching, reports indicated.
The event would continue in all schools until the 19th this month.