Schools Constructed, Upgraded in Arsi to Enroll Students Next Academic Year
Arsi, August 24, 2001 (WIC) - The Arsi Zone Education Department said a total of twenty
schools constructed and up graded in the zone at a cost of 8.4 million birr were ready to offer
service in the next academic year.
The schools, which can accommodate some 12,000 students, were constructed and upgraded
in thirteen localities of the zone where educational services were lacking, according to
Department Head Amha Urgie.
The construction and upgrading works were undertaken with funds secured from the Oromia
State government, Ethiopian Social Rehabilitation and Development Fund and Oromia
Similarly, the Education Department of North Shewa zone disclosed that the construction work
on 17 of the 27 schools launched with an outlay of 3.7 million birr has been finalized.
The department said the seventeen schools would be able to enroll about five thousand
students when they become operational in the next academic year.
The construction work on other twelve schools is envisaged to be completed within four months.