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Adult Education Program witnessing gratifying outcome in Anseba region: Report

The Education Ministry’s branch in Anseba region indicated that Adult Education Program has witnessed gratifying outcome in Anseba region.

Keren, 27 January 2014 – The Education Ministry’s branch in Anseba region indicated that Adult Education Program has witnessed gratifying outcome in Anseba region. It made the remark last Thursday at a meeting in Keren city, during which it was stated that 75% of the region’s inhabitants could be in a position of reading and writing in line with the efforts made to this end with more focus on remote areas.

Moreover, the branch office pointed out that the program is among the nation’s priorities, and that the government made a total expenditure of more than 130 million Nakfa, while due consideration was made for communities leading nomadic lifestyle.

Ms. Rista Gebremeskel, in charge of the program’s coordination in the region, stated that commendable promotional activities were undertaken in the majority of the sub-zones, and called on communities and government bodies to enhance participation with a view to realizing the goal of reducing illiteracy level to 10%.

Mr. Tiquabo Aymut, Head of curriculum planning and development for Adult Education, and Ms. Abrehet Gebru, Head of the program in the region, said that a rewarding accomplishment could be registered, and that various inhabitants could subsequently avail themselves of the literacy program. They further addressed the prevailing challenges in connection with the program vis-à-vis the required facility support.

Likewise, Mr. Gebrezgi Dimam, Head of Adult Education and Media in the Ministry, expressed appreciation for the exemplary achievements made in the region on the basis of collaboration, and noted the vitality of the role of local Administrators as regards realizing the cherished goals.

The Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Gergis Girmai, explained the need for putting up further endeavors in a bid to making more impact thereof pursuing the government’s deep conviction that education is among the primary rights of citizens. He also called for the setting up of a committee that would assume the responsibility of following up the program both at sub-zonal and regional level.

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