Abuja - The Federal Government has signed a $100m grant agreement with the Global Partnership for Education, an initiative partially funded by the US Agency for International Development, Punch reports.
The grant is intended to support Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Sokoto states to increase reading and writing skills, include getting more girls enrolled in basic education, and create a robust monitoring and evaluation system for the education sector.
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GPE focuses on increasing and maintaining equitable access to quality education globally.
In Nigeria, GPE’s goals are to strengthen community activism and local governance, expand access to education through community-based education, and increase the number of qualified female teachers in areas with high gender disparities.
GPE will help the Ministry of Education train teachers and increase access to quality primary education for Nigerian children.
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- News 24