Knowledge for Development

Academic support extended to female students bearing fruitful outcomes in Eritrea

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Date: 05/11/2010

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The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) program is dedicated to improving the skills and awareness of Eritrean youth. In a meeting held in Barentu town (Eritrea), it was disclosed that the academic tutorial support extended to female students of 12 schools in Gash-Barka region is registering impressive progress in improving their capacity and increasing their number. The head of the NUEYS branch in Gash-Barka region, Mr. Luigi Husein, said that the tutorial classes have increased female enrollment. The program has opened educational opportunities for 500 young students and has enabled them to bring about tangible change in their academic performance. The tutorial classes provided to these students mainly focuses on English and math, including other subjects, in addition to material and financial support. Female students who scored highest mark in the national Grade 8 examination received awards. (Source: Shabbait, 26 September 2010)

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