According to a survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria, no fewer than 10 million children have been enrolled in public primary schools in the north west and north central zones of Nigeria. This increase can be attributed to the introduction of the free school feeding program of the state government as well as the scholarships awarded to households to encourage the enrollment of girls in school as part of the GPE program in Nigeria.
Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and Alice Albright, CEO of GPE, just returned from a visit to Pakistan.
The World Bank approved a US$11.9 million grant for education in The Gambia.
Malawi’s education sector improvement program, implemented with financial support from GPE aims to improve the quality of education by improving school infrastructure. Under this program, 5 vehicles and 120 motorbikes were awarded to 8 district education managers with hopes that they will help improve coordination, supervision and monitoring of progress on various projects that are being implemented.
Alice Albright expresses condolences for the people of Papua New Guinea after the earthquake that struck the country earlier this week. The Global Partnership for Education stands ready to support the Ministry of Education over the months to come to help with resuming of classes.