(AGI) - Rome, Sept. 23 - Delegations from Italian schools inAddis Ababa, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris attended theinauguration of the school year hosted by the President of theRepublic Giorgio Napolitano and Education Minister StefaniaGiannini. The delegations consisted of Italian and foreignstudents, among them Ethiopian students from a Technical Schoolfor Surveyors in Addis Ababa, and by Italian as well as foreignteachers and two school managers. The ceremony started withthe national anthem played by RAI's Orchestra and musiciansfrom Italian Conservatories, continuing with speeches by anumber of guests from the worlds of entertainment and sport,and ending with the president's speech. This is the second yearin a row that Italian schools abroad have attended the event, atangible sign of the bond between schools abroad and thenational community. (AGI). .