The increasing enrolment of female students in Eritrea at both the elementary and junior school levels can be attributed to the unwavering drive in organizing sustainable awareness programs on the undispuable importance of allowing girls to attend school.
The Director of Nur Alfajir School in Gahtelai sub-zone, Mr Jemal Salah said that a whooping 51% of the students currently enrolled and attend the school are female and is also looking towards getting all invested stakeholders to invest more.
He believes that the investment of these stakeholders can and will lead to a well-integrated effort and eventually encourage these knowledge-seeking girls to still move on to pursue high school education and later on, a degree.
Adding that if a digital library is introduced to the school and other surrounding schools, it will pique the interest of the students as well as create awareness. This move, he says is sure to contribute significantly to the number of students enrolling in schools across the country.
A call to the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) and the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) and other related organizations has been sent out to ensure that strategic moves aimed at strengthening participation in eradicating under-age marriages in the country. This issue of early marriage is usually the most common reason for the poor number of female students in schools in the past.