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Germany Donates €15 million To Support Provision Of Quality ,Equitable Education In Adamawa And Yobe

6 March 2019 National News News


The German government has announced a new contribution of 15 million euros to Nigeria government through UNICEF to support the provision of quality and equitable basic education and strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, especially children, in Adamawa and Yobe states.

In a statement made available to newsmen by UNICEF, Chief of Communication, Eliana Drakopoulos that the contribution was provided through the German Government’s Development Bank – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW),

According to the statement this will enable UNICEF support the Government to provide 1,060,000 conflict-affected children and adolescents with increased access to quality education in a safe and healthy learning environment.

The statement says It will also provide 8,200 teachers with increased capacity to deliver quality learning at pre-primary and primary levels and support 500 school-based management committees to plan,maintain a safe and healthy learning environment in schools, with increased community participation.

UNICEF Country Representative, Mohamed Fall. observed that the investment was timely, as it comes at a moment when the countryand UNICEF was doubling its efforts to improve both access and quality of education for conflict-affected children.

Mohamed Fall said all children, regardless of their situation, must be supported to access all their basic rights

“All children, regardless of their situation, must be supported to access all their basic rights.”

“This investment is timely, as it comes at a moment when we are redoubling our efforts to improve both access and quality of education for conflict-affected children.”

He said the contribution would also support UNICEF’s work to link humanitarian needs and long-term development opportunities in target conflict-affected communities in north-east Nigeria.

The German Government is a long-standing partner of UNICEF Nigeria, having contributed over 21 million euros towards the humanitarian and development response in Nigeria since 2016.

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