Addis Ababa October 6/2013 The Ministry of Education said gross enrollment ratio of girls has been increasing from year to year.
Communication Director with the Ministry, Desalegn Samuel told ENA over the weekend that over eight million of the total 17.3 million students attending primary education are girls.
The gross enrollment ratio of girls in primary education has reached 92.1 percent.
Over 729,000 of the total 1.5 million students attending secondary education are girls.
Almost half of the students in preparatory schools are also girls.
He said activities being carried out over the past years helped the country to reduce gender disparity.
Some 16,000 of the total 67,595 students graduated from government universities over the past year are women.