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.
Under the theme ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’, the 2017 Qudwa—Global Teachers’ Forum—in Abu Dhabi convened more than 900 education professionals from more 80 countries to discuss the latest global trends in empowering teachers.
Earlier this week, Argentine President Macri met with Bono, lead singer of Irish rock band U2, to discuss the importance of ensuring access to quality education for all boys and girls. During this meeting, Bono invited President Macri to participate in GPE's financing conference in early 2018.
An African Union Commission delegation led by the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology participated in a two-day meeting on education for sustainable development organized by UNESCO Global Action Program for Sustainable Development and its partners.
To reach the Education 2030 Agenda goals, it is essential that equitable teacher deployment is part of improvement strategies so that no child, regardless of their geographical location or which school they attend, is deprived of learning opportunities. UNESCO's International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) Pôle de Dakar organized two regional workshops to exchange best practices in teacher deployment.