11 New Primary Schools Begin Enrolling students in Keffa-Sheka

11 New Primary Schools Begin Enrolling students in Keffa-Sheka


Bonga, September 18 (WIC)- - The Kafa Shaka Zonal Education Department disclosed that 11 new schools, built last budget year at the cost of 4 million birr, have started enrolling students this academic year.


According to Ato Zenabu Abamecha of the Department's Project and Planning Information Services, the projects, which include the construction of seven primary schools and the upgrading of three other schools, were undertaken in Masha, Ghinbo  Yeki and Chena districts.


Zenabu indicated that the schools will accept 1,600 students, bringing the number of school-age children with access to primary education to 112,000.


This has increased the zone's primary education coverage rate to 64 per cent, up by 2 per cent from the preceding year, he noted.


The schools were built by the Ethiopian Social Rehabilitation and Development Fund (ESRDF) and the Kefa Sheka Development Association.


In a related news, eight primary schools built in various districts in Benishangul-Gumuz state have started accepting students this academic year.


Planning and Programmes Service Head at the State's Education Bureau, Ato Seyoum Bekele, said the construction of the schools was made possible by the government as well as through external grants and donations, at the cost of 2,4 million birr.


The schools have a total 2,400 enrolment capacity, he noted.