The World Bank has ordered the immediate release of N30m to improve teaching and learning facilities at a UBE Primary School with 22,240 pupils in Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna.
A representative of the bank, Dr Olatunde Adekola, said that the intervention was for the immediate upgrade of facilities at the school.
He said the high number of pupils had increased pressure on both teaching and learning facilities in the school, which has 70 teachers. Adekola had led a task team for midterm review of the N6bn granted the state under the bank’s Global Partnership for Education.
The bank is spending N20bn under GPE to support girl-child education in five states of the Northwest, where all indexes on education appeared to be very low compared to other regions.