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SEPTEMBER  07,1999

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20 Elementary Schools to be Built in Central Tigray Zone

AXUM, September 7 (WIC) - The educational department of Central Tigray zone disclosed that 20 elementary schools will be built in the zone during this fiscal year with an outlay of over five million Birr allocated by Tigray state.  Department head Ato Addis Gebru told WIC yesterday that construction of four schools has already started in Degua Tenbien and Tanqua Abergele woredas.  Ato Addis said the schools are built in 10 woredas of the zone which are relatively more backward and which lack educational facilities.

There are a total of 235 elementary schools and five secondary schools in Western Tigray zone, it was learnt.