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World Bank funded project to renovate 441 public schools in Zamfara – Official

The Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE), a World Bank-funded intervention, will renovate 441 public primary and secondary schools in Zamfara.

The coordinator of the project, Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdu-Gusau, disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday at the stakeholders’ meeting on the AGILE project in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that AGILE is a World Bank-assisted project through the Federal Ministry of Education to facilitate secondary education opportunities for adolescent boys and girls aged between 10 and 20 years.

Abdu-Gusau said a total of 441 junior and senior secondary schools and 38 mass education centers have been identified for a total renovation across the state under the project.

She noted that the meeting was to educate stakeholders in the education sector in the state on the aims and objectives of the AGILE project.

“All stakeholders are very critical in the implementation of the AGILE project; therefore, they must be involved to ensure its sustainability.

“We are focusing on sensitizing all critical stakeholders; we want people in the state to know much about AGILE.

“We expect all the categories of participants to drive the project in their own capacity.

“We want them to take ownership in the implementation of the project in the state,’’ she explained.

Abdu-Gusau commended Gov. Dauda Lawal and the state ministry of education for their continued support for the success of the project.

The meeting was attended by representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and the Council of Ulamas.

Other participants included representatives from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), and the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), among others. (NAN)

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