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UK GOVT GIVES ZAMBIA £9M EDUCATION FUND

THE United Kingdom government has committed an estimated £9 million to support Zambia’s education sector.

British High Commissioner to Zambia Nicholas Woolley disclosed that the support will go towards building and expanding schools across the country.

The funding will be delivered through a partnership between the Zambian government, PEAS-a UK schools’ social enterprise who also have a very successful network of schools in Uganda, and the British Council.

It will also support 3,800 new school places by building three new schools and four school expansions reaching over 70,000 children over the lifecycle of the schools.

The funding is designed to increase secondary school places through new and extended schools as well as increase the quality of school leadership and teaching in more remote parts of Zambia.

“The schools will be built in areas currently underserved by secondary schools at locations identified in partnership with the government,” Mr Woodley said.

And Minister of Education Douglas Siakalima commended the British government for their continued support to extending learning opportunities for the Zambian people.

Mr Siakalima said this has added real value to the country’s growth prospects by capacitating the country’s human capital in various fields such as agriculture, development studies among others.

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