20 Elementary Schools Built In The Somali Regional State

 20 Elementary Schools Built In The Somali Regional State

 

   Jijiga, July 10, 2002 (WIC)- The Somali Branch Office of the Ethiopian Social Rehabilitation

   and Development Fund (ESRDF) has completed the construction of 20 of the 28 elementary

   schools it had launched in the State with an outlay of 10 million Birr.

 

   Branch Office General Manager Mohammed Reshid told Walta  that the schools were built in

   areas where there are no educational institutions.

 

   According to the General Manager, the schools have finalized the necessary preparations to

   enroll more than 10,000 students next year.

 

   The construction of the remaining eight primary schools was being expedited, he noted.

 

   He also said that the financial and material contribution from the local community accounted

   for ten per cent of the total outlay earmarked for the construction of the schools.