Documents required for a child to enter elementary school in Ethiopia, particularly in the Harar region [ETH29620.E]

In a 22 June 1998 telephone interview with the Research Directorate, an official at the Embassy of Ethiopia in Ottawa stated that a child needs a birth certificate or a residence card or permit to enter elementary school in Ethiopia. According to the official, this rule applies to all regions of the country, including Harar.

Additional and/or corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response to Information Request.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Embassy of Ethiopia, Ottawa. 22 June 1998. Telephone interview with an official.

Additional Sources Consulted

The British Council, Addis Ababa.

Canadian Organization for Development Through Education (CODE), Ottawa.

Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Global News Bank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), World News Connection (WNC).