Oromia State Government Calls For Resumption Of Classes In Troubled Schools, Monday

Oromia State Government Calls For Resumption Of Classes In

Troubled Schools, Monday

 

       Addis Ababa, March 30, 2002 (WIC) - The Oromia Regional State Government today

       issued an ultimatum on schools in the State whose normal operation has been disrupted

       as a result of acts of lawlessness by some students, to resume classes beginning April

       1, 2002.

 

       The Regional State Government warned in a statement, that all students and staff of

       the affected schools who fail to show up and resume work in their respective schools on

       Monday risked dismissals, of their own will.

 

       It also warned that elements who try to engage in acts that may infringe on the rights

       of those students who want to pursue their education peacefully, will be dealt with

       accordingly by security forces.

 

       The Regional State Government blamed the school disruptions from 26-29 March 2002 in

       some parts of Oromia on certain forces it said were bent on discrediting the numerous

       and significant achievements scored in the Regional State in the past years, and on

       blocking the advance towards more achievements yet.

 

       It said the lawlessness and acts of anarchy in schools by such elements which it

       described as "bankrupt political organizations", was driven by their ambition to achieve

       political objectives, they have failed to achieve through open and popular contests.

 

       It said there have been considerable destruction caused by students to public property,

       outside the premises of those schools, used by these force for their destructive acts

       under the cover of students.