World Bank $2B loan targets math, secondary enrolment

The World Bank’s Board of Directors yesterday approved a $2 billion (US$10 million) loan for Guyana for a project which aims to increase enrolment in general secondary schools and improve standards of mathematics teaching in secondary schools.

In a statement, the World Bank said that among concrete results to be achieved by the project are the enrolment of 2,600 new students from vulnerable areas in general secondary schools, a pilot technology-assisted learning in mathematics and 600 secondary mathematics teachers trained, mathematics standards for secondary school teachers increased, and math kits distributed to 250 secondary schools.

The Bank noted that about 85 percent of young Guyanese are enrolled in secondary education and government has set an objective to achieve quality universal secondary education.

The development objectives of the Secondary Education Improvement Project for Guyana are to strengthen the capacity of secondary school mathematics teachers nationwide, and increase enrolment in general secondary schools in targeted regions. The project comprises three components namely to Strengthen the Capacity …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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