Guinea will benefit from $38 million to support its education sector over the period 2020-24. An agreement was signed in that regard with the French Development Agency (AFD).
The funding aims to facilitate the implementation of the first phase of the Ten-Year Education Program in Guinea (ProDEG). Planned for the decade 2020-2029, it aims to improve access to quality education and training for young Guineans through, among other things, the construction of schools in the least served areas, the reform of curricula and textbooks, and local training for teachers. The project also aims to improve the education of girls and women, and expand the basic education cycle from 6 to 10 years as well as provide support for technical and scientific courses.
AFD said the money is granted by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) as a contribution to the multi-donor (UNICEF, SME and AFD) Common Fund for Education to support the implementation of ProDEG.
“This support from SME resources delegated to AFD as a partner agent for the implementation of ProDEG complements the previous financing of €27.5 million allocated by AFD for the entire education sector (from pre-school to higher education, from technical education to vocational training),” the institution also indicated in a press release relayed by Guinea News.