UK's education plan for Nigeria unrealistic and unaffordable - Icai

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Nov 20 2012, 13:02:28

UK aid watchdog advises DfID to scrap £102m joint girls education programme as aid shows limited benefits

Tens of millions of pounds poured into Nigeria's education system by the UK government have had "limited benefits" in a nation that accounts for a third of all out-of-school children in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Department for International Development (DfID), working with the Nigerian government, created a 10-year state education plan that was "neither realistic nor affordable", according to a report published on Tuesday by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai), a watchdog that monitors UK aid.

DfID has spent £102m backing a Unicef-run girls education programme and an education support programme, overseen by a consortium led by consultants Cambridge Education. A further £126m is earmarked up to 2019 in eight northern Nigerian states, one southern state and the commercial capital, Lagos.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   Bus Station Blast Kills Many (news)
Premium Times
31 October 2014

A deadly explosion that ripped through a bus station in central Gombe Friday, killed at least 23 people and injured many more, the News Agency of Nigeria, has reported. [read more]

Nigeria:   Court Challenge to Jonathan (news)
Daily Independent
31 October 2014

The Appeal Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed November 5 to hear the appeal challenging Jonathan's eligibility to contest the presidential election in 2015. [read more]

Nigeria:   Court Orders Stay of Execution On Convicted Soldiers (news)
Daily Trust
31 October 2014

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Army to stay execution on the death sentence passed by an Army General Court-Martial against 12 Nigerian Soldiers. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!