Meki and Botee are the capital cities of Dugda and Bora districts of JIILLE Oromos mainly and JIDDA, SODDO, and ARSII
BUSHOOFTUU is the capital city of ADAA district that is home to the ADAA, JIDDA, LIIBAN, GAJJA, ABBICHUU
, and SOODDO Oromos mainly. These two/three cities are deprived of the AFAAN OROMOO
classes by dividing the school system into three categories as a means of abridging the rights:
1. Public schools can offer Afaan Oromo
only from 8:00 am -12:00 midday if teachers are available and students registered for classes as their preference, but NOT as a MANDATORY regional national
state language of orientation;
2. Private schools including religious based schools do not offer Afaan Oromo
classes as a subject as well as as a language of regional curricular language of instruction;
3.All public school classes are offered in Amharic from 2:00 pm -last hours including evening classes.
4. Never have been implemented is the “Oromo
wereda) district located between Darraa and Tach Bete wereda of Marrehaa-Bete Awurajja. Residents of this district, who are Oromos but lost their mother tongue as a result of long years of repression have demanded their district be included to Darra and be able for their children to go to schools where Afaan Oromo
is offered. Their demands have never received attention by the regional state of Amaaraa
and the central government.
Other cities soon to be given a chartered city status, ADAAMAA
and SHAASHAAMANNE are under threat.
regional state plea to reinstate Afaan Oromo
as a language of instruction to this cities has been turned down by the central government via its arm-the ministry of education. Furthermore, those who attend Afaan Oromo
classes in the early morning classes are discouraged and bullied at schools and on their way to and back home from.school.