GPE released N30m to schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria, to improve teaching and upgrade facilities

|Source: Nigerian Pilot|
Kuje Primary School, Nigeria. Credit: A World At School/Nick Cavanagh

UBE Primary School in the suburbs of Kaduna State, Nigeria, received N30 million from the Global Partnership for Education to improve teaching and upgrade school facilities. A representative from the World Bank, who is leading the task team overseeing a larger GPE grant to five states in the northwest, explained that the release of the funds to this school of 22, 240 students is meant to relieve a growing pressure on teachers.

The initiative aims to support girls' education and expand access through community-based programs, paired with an effort to increase the number of qualified female teachers in areas with high gender disparities. According to the state government, enrolment in school in Kaduna has surged from 1.1 million to 2.1 million thanks to GPE's intervention.

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