As we, the Salesians of Don Bosco are engaged mainly in the educational works, we run academic schools in 8 centers of our province. In these schools we try to maintain a standard of education which is far superior to the other schools in the locality. The schools are spread quite widely in the country, starting from Shire in the northern part of the country up to Gambella in the south west region of the country. We also have schools in Zway and its substations, in Dilla and in its substation in Wallame, in Adamitullu and then in Walaita, Sodo. The academic schools do come under the Youth Ministry and is coordinated by Brother Degmawi Berhane who is currently also the director of the Primary school at Mekanissa. In most of these schools we have quite a big number of students and our teaching style is quite appreciated and valued by the students as well as the parents. Our schools run with the motto and principle of Don Bosco and the ideal is to create good Christians and honest citizens for the country.