ECDC Hands Over 20,000 Books To Ministry

ECDC Hands Over 20,000 Books To Ministry

Addis Ababa, January 10, 2003 (WIC) The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) today handed over 20,662 books to the Ministry of Education for distribution to institutions of higher learning in the country.

According to the Council's Project Coordinator, Ato Belai Teferra, the books, some 14,000 of which are medical, are valued at over 13,000,000birr.

Dr. Teshome Yizengaw, Vice Minister of Education, Spoke of the significance of the books to helping solve shortage of much needed text books in the country's institutions of higher learning and urged other voluntary organizations to follow the example of the ECDC in this regard.

The books will be distributed among the Addis Ababa, Alemaya, Jimma, Mekele, Gonder and Southern Universities, it was learnt.