Students in Mekele Express Joy Over Reopening of Class


June 8/2021(ENA)  Students of public and private schools in Tigray region capital city, Mekelle, have expressed joy over the reopening of classes.

Due to the law enforcement operation conducted in Tigray region following the heinous acts orchestrated by the TPLF the criminal enterprise, major social activities including the learning-teaching process have been disrupted in the region, it was indicated.  

However, the Interim administration of Tigray region state have been exerting efforts to reverse the situation in collaboration the federal government and other stakeholder over the past months.

Accordingly, public and private schools in Mekelle, have resumed class yesterday.

Students approached by the Ethiopian News Agency in the city expressed joy over the reopening of schools.

Students at Feleg-hiwot Elementary School commented that they had spent a long time at home and were now happy for they have just begun class.

A 13 years old Robel Leake said that he is very excited for the reopening of the school and attending his education.

“I missed school so much. I missed my friends at school. Now I am so exhilarated to come here to learn,”  Robel, a grade 7 student says.

The 8th grade Hilari Bereket, said on her part that she was eagerly waiting for the school to resume class.  

“I am so happy to be here to learn. I am trying to make up for my past studies. Honestly, I was sad when I was far away from school for so long. But now I hope that there will be a better situation that the teaching and learning process will continue,” she noted. 

Deputy Head of the Education Bureau of the Tigray Regional State, Engineer Aster Yitbarek said the teaching and learning activities have started in Mekele city’s public and private schools. 

Nothing that some of the schools in the city were changed into a temporary shelter for IDPs, Aster announced that education will also soon begin in IDP camps across the city.

Stating that education materials have been provided for needy students, Genet said damaged schools were also repaired and material furnished.

According to her, schools have also been opened in other part of the regional districts and Interim Administration is engaged in mobilizing and encouraging students in parts of the regional state to come to schools.

She pointed out that teachers at all levels are ready to help students resume classes at the different forums in other parts of the region too.