September 21, 2006

Oromo: Education Service Coverage Grows Ninety Five Percent

The Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization Chairman said that concrete changes have been made in the sector following efforts exerted to increase education enrolment.

A significant achievement has been registered in the education sector in Oromia State over the past three years, the Central Committee of the Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization (OPDO) said.

OPDO Chairman Abadula Gemeda said that concrete changes have been made in the sector following efforts exerted to increase primary and secondary education enrolment in the state.

Abadula was speaking at the on-going 4th regular conference of OPDO in Adama town.

He said the number of primary schools has increased to 7,350 now from about 4,760 in 1995 academic year.

The chairman said the education service coverage in the state has grown to 95 per cent now from 67 per cent previously while the number of teachers in primary schools rose to over 72,300 from less than 32,000 in the past.

Abadula also said the number of secondary schools has increased to over 280 from over 150 before three years.

He said the number of students in preparatory schools has increased to over 37,000 from about 26,500 while the number of students in technical and vocational institutions has been raised to 14,000 from the previous 12,000.

OPDO Chairman Abadula Gemeda said that concrete changes have been made in the sector following efforts exerted to increase primary and secondary education enrolment in the state.

Abadula was speaking at the on-going 4th regular conference of OPDO in Adama town.