Ethiopia: Save the Children-Norway, bureaus ink 40.5 million Birr project accord

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Bahir Dar, December 25, 2009 (Bahir Dar) - Save the Children-Norway, an international humanitarian organization, and two bureaus of the Amhara State sign 40.5 million Birr worth project agreement to enable the former support on-going efforts toward ensuring quality education across the state.

The organization signed the four-year quality assurance project with the Education and Finance and Economic Development Bureaus of the regional government.

Save the Children-Norway Country Director Representative, Solomon Kelkay said the project aims at ensuring the quality of education in the region in the coming four years.

According to the representative, the organization has been assisting expansion of primary education across the Amhara region at a cost of over 135 million Birr during the last six years.

Regional finance and economic development bureau deputy head, Mesfin Gebremedihin said the stated sum will contribute a lot in improving the quality of education in the state, which, he said, is presently at a critical condition.

Education bureau head, Tilaye Ghetie said on his part the organization, which remains an active partner in the expansion of primary education in the state, is expected to strengthen its assistance toward improving the quality of education across the region.