Volunteer University Students Deployed to Amhara State To Participate In
Addis Ababa, July 09, 2002 (WIC)- The Amhara State Information Bureau disclosed that
the State government, in collaboration with the Amhara Development Association and other
development agencies, was deploying a total of 1,735 volunteer students of higher
institutions of learning to the State with the view to involving them in development activities.
The Bureau said 1,700 of the students were drawn from the Addis Ababa University and 35
from the Mekelle University.
According to the Bureau, in the first round deployment today, some 600 students were
dispatched to the regional State.
The Bureau further said that the students, being sent to the Regional State in accordance
with their request to participate in the State's development endeavours would, be assigned
jobs that correspond with their field of study.
The students would be assigned to their place of origin with some allowances, with the
provision of additional sum to those that would be deployed farther from their place of origin,
the Bureau said.
The Bureau said that the deployment, which involved students of only two universities at the
moment is envisaged to involve more students from other colleges and universities in the
country as well.
Similarly, the Tigrai Development Association disclosed that it has deployed a total of 400
volunteer Tigrian students to teach in 28 high schools in the Tigrai State.
According to the Association, the volunteer students were drawn from fourteen higher
academic institutions in the country.