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  • 92% of high school students pass to next level
  • Introduction of modern laboratory
  • Introduction of modern laboratory
  • 92% of high school students pass to next level

Mendefera, 17 March 2018- As a result of the strong effort exerted to develop the teaching and learning process, 92% of the high school students in Mai-Mine sub-zone have passed to the next level. The report was made by the head of the Ministry of Education branch in the region, Mr. Kibrom Gebremedhin at an assessment meeting conducted recently.

Mr. Kibrom stated that the at the first semester of the 2017/18 academic year 84% from the students in the elementary school, 76% in junior and 92% from high school have passed to the next level and called for strengthening contribution for better outcome.

The supervisors that participated at the meeting said that the causes for low school performance are lack of follow up on the part of parents and interest of the students and called for sustainable awareness raising programs to remedy the problems.

In the same vein, a seminar focusing on the strengths and short comings of the schools in Assab sub-zone was conducted.

According to the report presented by Mr. Tesfamihret Andebrhan, head of the schools in the sub-zone, indicated that the performance of the students in the first semester has improved compared with that of last year and that school drop out has been reduced by 6.4%.

Likewise, a meeting between parents’ committee, teachers and supervisor was conducted in dubaruwa to discuss on the situation of students.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Kibrom Tekie, director of Bahri Negasi junior school, said that the tripartite relations between parents’ committee, students and teachers has significant contribution in the development of teaching and learning process and called for strong efforts to that end.

  • Introduction of modern laboratory

Massawa, 17 March 2018- As part of the effort to develop the teaching and learning process and educational infrastructure, the St. Francis junior and high school in Massawa has introduced modern bio-diversity, chemicals and physics laboratory as well as information technology and digital library.

At the inauguration ceremony held 13 March, Father Kifleyesus Gebreselasie, director of the school, indicated that the modern infrastructure was subsidized by the Ministry of Education and benevolent individuals and that will contribute in the advancement of the quality provision of education.

The head of the Ministry of Education branch in the Massawa sub-zone, Mr. Girmai Zerayakob said that the modern infrastructure is part of the effort the Ministry of Education is making to quantitatively and qualitatively develop the provision of education in the country and commended the initiative taken.

In the 2017/2018 academic year, the St. Francis junior and high school is providing educational service to over 900 students including 51% female students.    

  • Commendable voluntary blood donation activities

Mendefera/Keren – 17 March 2018 – Commendable effort is being conducted in boosting voluntary blood donation both in Southern and Anseba regions.

According to a report from the Southern region, in Adi Quala sub zone an association of voluntary blood donors was established and that an extensive briefing on the significance of establishing an association and voluntary blood donation was given by health professionals.

In the same vien, thanks to a sustained campaign conducted in the Anseba region, students of the Hamelmalo Collage of Agriculture and Awet secondary school in Elabered, as well as civil servants and national associations in Keren city donated blood, and pledged to work in ensuring the supply of blood in health institutions.

In Tesenei sub zone, students of secondary schools have voluntarily taken initiatives to donate blood.

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