The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $500 million credit from the International Development Association for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted states.
According to the World Bank, the fund will support access to secondary education and empowerment for 6.7 million adolescent girls, their families, and communities in seven states.
The benefitting states are Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Plateau.
AGILE empowers girls through education, life skills, health education, gender-based violence awareness and prevention, and digital literacy skills.
Besides, AGILE will expand existing primary and Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) to make schools functional, safe, and inclusive for teaching and learning.
This entails building more than 5,500 JSS and 3,300 senior secondary school classrooms, improving 2,786 other classrooms, and providing infrastructure for 1,914 schools.
Source: Independence News