$125 Million to Improve Secondary education and Strengthen Skills.

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit in the amount of $125 million to increase equitable access to quality general secondary education and to strengthen skills development programs, particularly for girls, in Cameroon.

“This project is the first-generation secondary education and skills development project in Cameroon, with a special focus on girls. Cameroon has made good progress in expanding primary education, but it still faces challenges in terms of providing quality education and market-relevant training, particularly at the post-primary level,” says Abdoulaye Seck, World Bank Country Director for Cameroon. “The objective is to increase equitable access to schools with an improved learning environment, as well as facilitate access to general education for girls in disadvantaged areas, and to increase access to market-relevant skills development programs which will allow students to have an easier transition to labor markets and improve their employability.

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