ADDIS ABABA – Students in Dessie and Hayq towns of Amhara region have resumed classes, announced the Ministry of Education on Tuesday
Schools were suspended for over two and half months due to the invasion of TPLF – a designated terrorist group in Ethiopia.
Although the two towns were liberated in early December, rehabilitation works were needed to reopen the schools that were ransacked by the TPLF, said the Ministry.
The government in collaboration with the people is making efforts to rehabilitate the infrastructures, said the ministry, adding almost all formal education has begun with 70% students attending classes.
Call for Support
On Monday, the Education authorities called for support from the Ethiopian diaspora community to rebuild education facilities in Afar and Amhara regions.
The ministry said a total of 703 schools have been wrecked completely by the TPLF aggression.
Authorities also put the number of partially destroyed schools at 3,887, leaving more than 1.9 million students out of class.
Rehabilitation efforts to reopen the schools are ongoing, said the ministry of education, which urged Ethiopians living abroad to play their part in rebuilding the education facilities.