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.

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