World Bank approves donation to the education sector in Guinea-Bissau

8 August 2018

The World Bank (WB) has approved a donation from the International Development Agency (IDA) worth US$10.7 million to support a project focused on providing quality education for all in Guinea-Bissau, Macauhub learned on Tuesday in Bissau.

A statement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which cites a letter from the World Bank in Washington dated 31 July, adds that this project will benefit from an additional Global Partnership for Education grant of US$4.3 million.

The operation aims to improve the teaching and learning environment of the four primary education grades in some target schools in the country, as part of a government project to encourage community participation in school management, the statement said.

The project also aims to improve the quality of the teacher certification process by reviewing the school curriculum of those classes and supporting the capacity of the Guinean Ministry of Education, Higher Education, Youth, Culture and Sports. (macauhub)