GPE offers Nigeria $125m grant on Basic Education



News Today 2

Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a multi-donor funding agent for interventions in basic education in developing countries has extended a grant of125 million dollars to Nigeria to support development of Basic Education.

Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, disclosed this when he received a delegation from GPE on a working visit, saying that the aim of the grant was to improve access and quality of Basic Education in the country.

Mr Ben Goong, Deputy Director Press and Public Relations in the Ministry made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He said the grant which was a product of Nigeria’s Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP), was with particular focus on the Girl Child Education.

While disclosing that this was not the first time the country would be getting such grant, Adamu acknowledged that government received a grant of 100 million dollars from GPE in 2015 to help improve quality of education in some states of the North West.

According to the Minister, the benefitting states, under the100 million dollar grant, were Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto states.

He said that the states billed to benefit from the current grant were Oyo, Adamawa and Katsina.

Adamu, who stated that preparations were ongoing to access the grant before its deadline of June 2020, expressed delight at the opportunity to strengthen the country’s drive to improve its educational standard.

Mr Sven Baeten, leader of the delegation said that the visit was necessitated by his organisation’s interest in the educational development of the country.

In addition to the125 million dollars, Sven disclosed that there was another 20million dollars grant to be made available to countries with ‘education emergency issues’ adding however, that the requirements for accessing the grant such as institutional arrangements with clear cut checks and balances  among others,  must be fulfilled before Nigeria can access its own share.

The leader, who expressed the willingness of his organisation to help Nigeria access the grant, also urged government to step up efforts to access the grants as there were other countries with similar challenges.

Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa

Short Link:

Funmilayo Adeyemi

Funmilayo Adeyemi: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ Disclaimer.

Recent Posts

Group moves to unify public administration academics in tertiary, research institutions Minister flags- off training of 1,850 mobile money agents in Calabar Japan and WFP support public-private partnership to improve health and nutrition in Ghana Sub-Saharan Africa: one planet, two worlds, three stories Turkish embassy renovates, equips science complex at GSS Wuse Zone 3 NATO pushes own defences as Afghanistan lessons weighed British troops engage with terrorist fighters in Mali Cross River State Builds on Polio Campaign Structure to Mainstream Covid-19 Vaccination Yahaya Bello tasks EFCC on fraud prevention, not recoveries alone Fashola urges states to enact laws on monthly payment of rent  Supporting South Sudan on the Road to Peace: The Perspective of a United Nations Volunteer Our funds trapped in scrapped petroleum agencies, IPMAN cries out EFCC arraigns ex-NSITF chair, Ngozi Olejeme, over multi-billion naira fraud Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.7% in 2022 — IMF Nigerian editors call on media to stop giving publicity to insurgents Terrorists release 30 abducted students of FGC Birnin Yauri New Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea presents his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Bayern Munich coach tests positive for COVID-19 Onion producers pledge quality production, profitable market in West Africa NITDA postpones 2021 Digital Nigeria Conference, Exhibition FRSC unveils body cameras for patrol operations USAID Achieves Prosper Africa Goals with Africa Trade and Investment Program WFP and Japan support nutritional response in Gambia New German chancellor may be appointed December 6 – SPD Bauchi-Gombe boundary crisis: ‘I was misquoted’, says lawmaker 4 Nigerians, others join YouTube Black Voices music class 2022 Bishop Oyedepo to build ‘world class’ university in Nigeria Nigerian professionals must be involved in projects development – Senate NDLEA promotes 3,506 officers, 20 years after stagnation Man, 25, in dock over murder of UK MP David Amess EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian security agencies ignored intel on Darul Salam’s planned attack on Abuja-Kaduna train FG reiterates commitment to reposition gas sector Baba Ijesha defiled minor, doctor tells court Ghana offers an attractive upstream alternative to East African domination Police arrest 6 suspected kidnappers in Adamawa Foundation launches app to assist Nigerians in emergency situations 10 years in a row – Liquid Intelligent Technologies named best African wholesale carrier for the 10th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards Court fixes Nov. 10 to hear Nnamdi Kanu’s application, challenging competence of charge Radisson Hotel Group to Double its Portfolio in West and Central Africa by 2025 DR Congo pupils protest for schools to reopen Kanu challenges FG’s terrorism charges, court fixes November 10 for hearing Zambia arrests 14 government officials over corruption Japan’s ex-justice minister gets 3-years imprisonment over vote buying NYSC extends 10 corps members’ service year, remobilises 2 in Plateau US jobless claims dip to new pandemic low: govt FCC to commence nationwide infrastructure audit of Govt. projects – Chairman Zambia arrests 14 govt officials over corruption Gombe govt begins Tsangaya schools, engages15,000 facilitators Businesses support Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit – and lends its voice to benefit the goal movement PIA: FG inaugurates boards of new oil industry successor regulatory agencies