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Congo-Kinshasa: World Bank Supports Improved Science and Math Education in Democratic Republic of Congo

All Africa – Staff Writer

“The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$200 million to support improved teaching and learning of mathematics and science for secondary students, and enhance the relevance of technical and vocational education and training in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project aims to provide students with practical skills for the country’s expanding labor market and will benefit 2.5 million students, of which 64% are female, by 2020. The US$200 million International Development Association (IDA)* combined grant and credit approved today supports the Quality and Relevance of Secondary and Tertiary Education Project, the first phase of a broad agenda to assist the Government in improving the quality of post-basic education by building upon achievements made at the primary education level.”(more)

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