Schools Constructed, Upgraded in Arsi to Enroll Students Next Academic Year

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

   Development Association.

 

   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.