Agreement Costing Over $50 m Signed To Support Education

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) UNICEF is to spend $55, 7 million through international partnership convention for development of Afghan education in the country. 
The agreement was signed on Tuesday between Afghan minister of education Farooq Wardak and a representative of UNICEF Peter Kroli here in Kabul. 
After signing agreement, Afghan minister of education said,  “according to the agreement, the amount is to be spent in 55 districts of Ghor, Badhis, Daikundi, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Nimroz, Farah, Samangan, Kandahar, Zabul Nooristan and Helmand provinces for capacity building, increase of women teachers, construction of 2500 schools and enhancement of professional skills of 6000 teachers through seminars and workshops. 
The Afghan minister appreciated UNICEF and International Partnership Convention for the assistance and support for improvement of education in the country. 
UNICEF representative to Afghanistan said, “UNICEF has been working with Afghan government in education sector for the past 60 years, adding investment in education sector is a reasonable investment that we could achieve good outcomes. 
He said implementation of the projects will be started by Afghan ministry of education, while UNICEF will be monitoring the projects.

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