The Number Of Female Students Said In The Rise In Oromia Region

The Number Of Female Students Said In The Rise In Oromia Region


   Adama, August 19, 2002 (WIC)- The "Save the Children U.S.A.", disclosed that the active

   participation of women in educational management committees has helped raise the number

   of female students in Oromia Regional State.


   In a paper he presented at the on-going workshop at Adama on "The Role Of Teachers In

   Producing Competent students", Education Coordinator with the organization, Furgassa

   Chachissa pointed out that the rise in the number of  female students in the last 2 years was

   confirmed by a study conducted in 18 elementary schools in the State.


   According to Furgassa, out of the seven members of each educational management

   committee in Oromia more than half were female.


   This has led to a drop in the number of female dropouts in schools by more than half, it was



   According to him, women were better than men in persuading parents about the advantages

   of sending girls disposed to schools and discouraging termination of female  education and

   there by reducing the number of drop outs.


   The 15- day workshop organized by Save The Children U.S.A. was attended by school

   principals drawn from 36 schools and representatives of Women's Affairs Organizations.