Ethiopia shuts schools to support war effort
Ethiopia's Education ministry has announced a temporary closure of all secondary schools to allow students to help in harvesting crops for Ethiopians on the war front, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) has reported.
Education Minister Berhanu Nega said the schools would be closed for a week.
On Monday, the government said more than 1.2 million students were out of school due to the on-going conflict in the north.
The fighting has also destroyed hundreds of schools.
The government announced a six-month state of emergency in November to contain Tigrayan rebel advancement towards the capital, Addis Ababa.