1.1.3. Education in Oromia Regional states
Regarding to Oromia regional states of Ethiopia, it is one of the regions in the country where bothformal and non-formal education do not reach the majority of the population. The school in theregions are unevenly distributed and mostly physically and materially and deteriorated. Thisdeterioration is due to cultural and other constraints there is a higher dropout rate at the lower level which mostly affects girls’ participation in the education of the region. (Finance andDevelopment Bureau of Oromia, 2005), Education system of Oromia regional state normallyconsists of formal and non-formal education.Formal education comprises of primary, secondary educations, technical and vocationaleducations. The data that recorded in 2005 in Oromia regional bureau of educations shows that,two teachers training institute (TTI), four teachers training college (TTC), 38 technical andvocational education training (TVET), of which 36 and 2 are government and non-governmentcenters respectively. Moreover, there are 164 secondary schools, and 4893 primary schools in theOromia regions. (Regional Education Bureau of Oromia, 2005), Education in Aweday town
188.8.131.52 Performance of education in oromia regional state
As can be seen from the trend of growth of number of educational facilities stated in the previous section, tremendous efforts were made to improve access to education facilities over the past seven years (1987-1995 E.C). According to the available data in this regard the number of primary schools has increased from 4069 to 4893. Likewise, the number of secondary schools hasalso increased from 108 to 164, which is a commendable achievement over a shorter period of time. This generally indicates that on an average the regional government has been constructingand putting in operation about 103 primary and 7 secondary schools each year. It is apparent fromthis, that the rate of increase in senior secondary schools facilities is by far significantly lower than that of primary schools affecting the quality of and access to secondary level of education.
184.108.40.206. Enrollment of education in oromia regional state
The analysis of the performance of primary education enrolment shows that there was anincrement over the past seven years from 21% (1987) to 66.7% in 1995. Generally, the primaryeducation enrolment rate was growing at an average rate of about 5.8% per annum. By and large,the current level of enrolment as well as the annual growth rate compared to the level of 1987 isencouraging. Nonetheless, the level of primary education participation has remained lowcompared to the achievements of some of the regional states (Tigray 77.6% and SNNP 67.5%).3