Education
Education is taken to be essential for sustainable development and participation in democratic, social and political processes. It is also currently becoming the most important contributor to the national economic growth. In particular, it is the perfect weapon to realize "Universal Primary Education” with the specific target of ensuring by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of Primary Schooling. On the top of that, for it is believed that education is the basis for other remaining Millennium Development Goals & now days Prosperity Planning. Kindergarten:-Number of Schools, Students by sex and type of School Ownership Table 45:-Kindergarten

The above table shows the number of Kindergartens and students by sex & ownership in the zone in the past two consecutive years of study. In the year 2013 & 2014EC, there were about 19 and 35 government Kindergartens respectively while that of non-government were 96 & 88 in the year 2013 & 2014EC respectively. The number of kindergartens owned non-governmental organizations has decreased from 96 to 88 because of unknown reasons to the author in the year 2014EC from that of its base year 2013EC. As we have seen on the above table, in the year 2013EC, there were about 9,262 male & 7,265 female students of both government & non-government kindergartens while in the year 2014EC, there were about 10,393 male & 8,328 female students.

Jimma Zone Education Office
The above table shows the number of 0-classes and the number of 0-class students in the past two consecutive years of the study. In the zone, there were about 1,245 & 1,216 0-classes available in the year 2013 & 2014EC respectively. According to the above table, in the year 2013EC, there were about 54,097 male & 50,743 female 0-class students in the zone. In the year 2014EC, there were 71,281 male & 67,952 female 0-class students in government owned schools in the zone. As it is clearly seen on the above table, the number of 0-class has decreased in the year 2014EC to 1216 from that of its base year 2013EC because of un-cleared reason to the author of such socio-economic profile in the zone. Even though the number of 0-class has decreased in the zone, the number of 0-class students has increased in the year 2014EC from that of its base year 2013EC. Number of Students and Schools by Levels and Ownership

The above table shows the number of Schools by levels & Ownership and number students in the past two consecutive years of study. As per the new curriculum, elementary schools are sub-divided into Primary (1-6), Primary (7-8) & Full Primary (1-8). In the year 2013EC, there were a total of 1,279 governments owned Primary Schools while that of 2014EC was 1,297 Primary Schools with the same ownership. In the zone, there were about 37 non-governmental Primary Schools in the year 2013EC which remained the same in the year 2014EC. In the year 2013EC, there were about 650,368 students those attending Primary (1-6), 124,449 students those attending Primary (7-8) and a total of 774,817 students those who were attending Primary School Education in the zone. In the year 2014EC, about 688,896 students were those attending Primary (1-6), 127,982 students were those in Primary (7-8) and a total of 816,878 students were attending Primary School Education in the zone. According to the above table, about 111 & 113 governments owned Secondary Schools in the year 2013 & 2014EC respectively in the zone. In addition, there were around 8 non-governmental Secondary Schools in the year 2013EC which remained the same in the year 2014EC. According to the data we have, there were about 120,219 & 114,195 Secondary School students in the year 2013 & 2014EC respectively. Primary Regular Enrollment by Grade (Government + Non-Government) 2013EC (2020-2021 G.C.)