Ministry to construct 521 secondary schools

The Ministry of Education announced that it has begun the construction of 521 secondary schools nationwide in a bid to increase high school enrolment ensuring educational accessibility. It also expressed its concern over the attrition of students from grade five to grade eight.

In an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian Herald, Education Minister Shiferaw Shigute said that identifying the inaccessibility of schools as a prime factor for the nosedive in the number of students in secondary schools, the government has given special focus to expanding secondary schools. Accordingly, the government has allocated a huge amount of capital for the actualization of 521 secondary schools. When the project sees completion, it will increase the number of students who join secondary school, he added.