Primary education in Somali region of Ethiopia – Ogaden – has increased to 73.5 per cent during the last three months. The Somali State Education Bureau said the rise is as a result of the campaign carried out by teachers, parents and leaderships to increase primary school enrollment rate.
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Bureau Head, Ibrahim Ali Musa, told local media that the previous rate was 63.8 percent last academic year.
At least 1,746 teachers graduated from local teachers training colleges in the country were deployed to various primary schools to alleviate shortage of teachers. Another 1,000 are undergoing teacher training.
Ibrahim said their target is to hit 75 per cent by the close of the academic year.