Government to make massive push to promote Ethiopian integration

The ministerial committee to promote the integration of Ethiopian citizens into Israeli society today approved three hundred million shekels in spending toward the goal of bridging the gap between Ethiopians and the rest of Israeli society.
According to plans presented by Prime Minister’s Office director-general Eli Groner, programs for Israeli-born Ethiopian citizens will be moved to the relevant ministries from the Immigrant Absorption Ministry.
The government will seek to improve Ethiopians’ access to education and healthcare, and to provide services at a higher level, the government announced.
The number of Ethiopian teachers will be increased, and the number of students who graduate from high school will be raised, the government said. Schools in which there is a high proportion of Ethiopian students will receive budget increases.
Many of the changes will be overseen by a committee whose members will be at least half Ethiopian.
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