ADDIS ABABA, August 11 (WIC) – The Oromiya Education Bureau disclosed that more than 400,000 adults and youth have acquired skills in basic innumeracy and literacy this Ethiopian year.
Ato Merga Debele, a senior expert at the bureau, said that the adults and youth had attended basic education campaigns, which was provided in Oromifa and Amharic in three rounds at 3,706 centers.
The bureau has also distributed 1.3 million textbooks and reading materials to the students so that they could practice their skills once they leave schools, the expert said.
Next year, the bureau plans to provide basic education to 707,135 adults by opening about 11,000 education centers in the state.
According to Ato Merga, 12 million people or almost half of Oromiya state population cannot read and write.