World Bank gives Kaduna schools N535m grant

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

The Kaduna State gov­ern­ment has started dis­burse­ment of World Bank sup­ported Global Part­ner­ship in Ed­u­ca­tion (GEP)/Nige­ria Part­ner­ship for Ed­u­ca­tion Project (NIPEP) grant to 2,075 pri­mary schools across the state.

The State Com­mis­sioner for Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy, Pro­fes­sor An­drew Nok, said this at the flag-off of the dis­burse­ment in Kaduna, not­ing that the sum of N535mil­lion would be dis­bursed to 2,075 schools, which con­sti­tutes the first batch. Ac­cord­ing to him, the 2,075 schools in­clud­ing 600 pre-pri­mary and 200 Is­lamiyya schools would re­ceive N200, 000 each as first set of ben­e­fi­cia­ries. The com­mis­sioner, who was rep­re­sented by the min­istry’s Di­rec­tor of Schools, Malam Dahiru An­chau, ex­plained that the project, which was ex­pected to last for four years, will cover all the 4,225 pri­mary schools in the state.

He said that by Septem­ber, an­other batch will re­ceive their monies un­til all the schools were cov­ered.

“Those who make ju­di­cious use of the money will re­ceive more in the course of the project,” he said.

Re­spond­ing, the chair­per­son of SBMC at the LEA Ung­war Kanawa Pri­mary School, Ha­jiya Tabawa Inuwa, com­mended the World Bank for the ges­ture and promised to put the money into good use.

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