Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, says the Government is poised to support the Global Partnership For Education, GPE, Programmes to achieve accelerated growth in the Sector.
Sununu stated this in his office in Abuja when he met Officials of the GPE led by the Senior Education Specialist and Country Team Lead, Morten Sisgaard of the Republic of Denmark.
According to him, “the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration has a clear vision of what it wants to achieve in the Education Sector, namely, the provision of qualitative, accessible and affordable Education for all Nigerians, maintaining that Government is thinking outside the box to deliver on its promises to the sector.”
In a statement by the Director of Press to Minister Ben Goong, Sununu promised that the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Administration has the Political will and the resolve to make a positive impact across the sector.
The Leader of the Delegation, Morten Sisgaard told the Minister that the GPE has key programmes in Nigeria, including a US $100M Partnership project (2015 – 2020). This aimed at improving access and quality basic Education in Kastina, Kano, Kaduna (KK States) as well as Jigawa and Sokoto States.
Other Programmes according to Morten include; “Covid–19 response grant of US $15m and a US $20m accelerated funding, targeted at delivering equitable programming to address emerging challenges in delivering quality education in fragile States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.”
In addition are the $125m Education sector implementation grant for transforming Education systems at the State level, the US $15.4m for reaching out to School children in Kaduna State, and a US $117.59m for system Transformation Grant.
On the working visit team with Morten Sigsaard, were the Senior Education Advisor at the British High Commission in Abuja, Mr Ian Attfield, and Dilip Parajuli, a Senior Economist and Education Specialist at the World Bank.