Congressmen pledge continued U

Congressmen pledge continued U.S support to Ethiopia's Education sector



       Awassa, March 30, 2002 (WIC) - A Visiting Congressional team said the United States

       will pursue more vigorously, its support to Ethiopia's efforts to bolster the education



       Mr. John Isakson, leader of the six-member team currently visiting Ethiopia, said at the

       end of a two-day tour of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State (SNNPS)

       that the U.S will continue to extend all-round support to Ethiopia's strenuous effort at

       upgrading the quality and coverage of education in the country.


       He said, his team was, in the course of its visit, able to realize that the country was

       laying the ground for addressing the problem of trained manpower in various sectors,

       through the introduction of a professionally designed education policy. He described as

       ncouraging the educational process the team was able to witness in the elementary and

       secondary schools as well as technical education institutes it had visited in the Regional



       According to the Congressional Team Leader, the U.S has in the past four years been

       sponsoring a multi-million dollar Educational System Rehabilitation Project in Tigrai and

       the SNNPS.