The Global Partnership for Education and the World Bank Group approved a grant totaling US$100 million to improve learning in basic education. The grant will help improve reading and numeracy skills and reduce repetition rates. Madagascar faces serious education challenges: 4 out of 10 children drop out of primary school before reaching the last grade and it has one of the highest repetition rates for the first year of school in sub-Saharan Africa.
|Source: Africa Review |
Liberia's ministry of education in collaboration with UNICEF has rolled out a week-long workshop on early childhood development for elementary teachers in Gbarnga, Bong County.
The Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) is training civil society organizations in Nigeria to monitor the implementation of US$100 million grant from GPE.
Joining hands with other donors to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia, GPE pledged US$100 million to the country, particularly for elementary education.