Wollega Adventist Academy (ET)

A coeducational day and boarding school on high school level, situated near the village of Dongoro, 16 miles (25 kilometers) west of Gimbie and some 300 miles (500 kilometers) west of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Originally the school was located in the town of Gimbie. As the town grew both in size and population and at last surrounded the campus, it was felt that the school should be located in a more ideal place with a rural environment. This conviction gave birth to the present Wollega Adventist Academy in 1968. For five years the school operated grades 1-10; in the year 1973, grade 11 was added. The Ministry of Education in 1976 gave approval to open grade 12, thus upgrading the school to senior high school level. Originally all buildings were made from mud and sticks. Later a permanent buil...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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