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Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

World Bank support: LEA Rigasa in Kaduna state gets 500 chairs, mats

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The most populated primary school in Kaduna State, L.E.A Rigasa with 22,240 pupils has been supplied with 500 chairs, 50 mats and other facilities to ease teaching and learning.
The Director of Schools in the state’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Malam Dahuru Anchau, made this known in Kaduna yesterday.
Anchau, said that the items were from the first chunk of the N30 million pledged by the World Bank to improve teaching and learning facilities in the school.
Anchau, who is the Project Coordinator, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in the state, said that the remaining chunk would be used to purchase books and other writing materials for the school.
He recalled that the Bank had in October 2017 ordered the immediate release of the amount during the Bank’s midterm review of the N6 billion granted to the state under the bank’s GPE project.
According to him, the Bank’s representative, Dr Olatunde Adekola, was moved after he saw the pressure the over populated pupils had on teaching and learning facilities in the school.
The Bank is spending N20 billion under GPE to support girl-child education in five states namely Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa and Sokoto where all indexes on education appeared to be very low.
The partnership was being supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The target is to increase reading and writing skills for pupils in nursery and those in primary one to three, and strengthen community activism and local governance.

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