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Adamawa, World Bank to spend N97bn on AGILE project



Adamawa Government says it will spend more than N97 billion on the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project.

AGILE is a World Bank assisted project of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Dr Garba Pella, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, disclosed this on Monday in Yola, at the end of the state maiden meeting on the project implementation.

He said no fewer than 24,000 adolescent girls in 100 schools across the state were expected to benefit from the five years project.

Pella said some of the projects to be carried out included rehabilitation of schools, building new schools, empowering girls with skills and empowering some vulnerable parents who used their daughters for hawking.

According to him, the aim is to ensure that the adolescent girls are allowed to complete their secondary school education.

Dr Umar Idriss, AGILE Project Coordinator, also explained that the project “is for learning and empowerment to improve access to secondary education for adolescent girls”.

He said all was being done for successful implementation of the project in the state for the development of education, especially among the adolescent girls.

According to him, the project will help to provide environment onducive for learning as some of the schools were dilapidated, in spite of the commitment of the state government.

“AGILE is here to complement the efforts of the state government by rehabilitation of some schools and construction of the new ones,” he said.

Ibrahim Kado

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