classroom Africa-USAIDThe number of children attending primary school in Ethiopia has skyrocketed since 1994 when just 3 million pupils were being educated. By 2008, primary enrollment had risen to 15.5 million – an increase of over 500%.

“Benefiting from sustained growth, the Ethiopian government, in  partnership with donors, has invested heavily in improving access to education,” according to a report funded by the Gates Foundation. “Key measures have included abolishing school fees, increasing expenditure on school construction and maintenance, and hiring and training thousands of new teachers.”

(READ the story from Ethiopian Time)

Photo from Ethipia’s Rift Valley, USAID

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