USAID, Sokoto govt partner to support children education

USAID, Sokoto govt partner to support children education

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The United States of America government, through the Agency for International Development, has announced its continuing support for the education sector in Sokoto state.
To this end, the USAID Mission Director, Michael T. Harvey and the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have signed a memorandum of understanding.
The five-year MOU sets out the shared and individual commitments for collaboration in the education sector made by both the USAID and the Government of Sokoto and provides a framework for mutual accountability for education activities in the State.
The MOU supports the Sokoto State government’s goals and targets in its education sector’s strategic plans. It also establishes a preliminary plan for joint monitoring and evaluation of progress.
Harvey said, “The United States commends Sokoto State for its extraordinary efforts to provide greater learning opportunities for its children. This MOU will expand the partnership between USAID and Sokoto State to improve primary education in Sokoto.”
USAID has implemented two activities that support Sokoto State’s efforts to improve the education sector, which are the Northern Education Initiative Plus and the Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development.
These activities are expected to build state and local government capacity and systems that will teach approximately 2 million primary school children how to read and allow nearly 500,000 children the opportunity to attend classes in community based learning centres by the year 2020.

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