Laos has been appointed to be a member of the board of directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to be represented by Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Mr Lytou Bouapao.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, while condemning the terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday, said the killing of innocent schoolchildren had angered and shaken all people of conscience.
Today the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education approved US$260.2 million in grants to six developing countries, providing critical funding and momentum toward quality education for all children. This new financing reflects the Global Partnership's top priorities: increasing access to basic education in fragile countries, improving the quality of education, improving teachers’ effectiveness, generating measurable results and championing girls' education.
The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, meeting in Washington D.C. on December 16, 2014, deplores the appalling attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan earlier today.
Despite not achieving the goal of universal primary education by 2015, providing all children with a primary education is not a pie-in-the-sky idea. Those working in the field of education for the past 15 years have a pretty good idea of what went wrong and what to do differently in the future.