In this statement, Alice Albright expresses great concern about floods and landslides that affected several GPE partner countries, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Sierra Leone over the past weeks leading to deaths and displacement of millions of families.
Kenya will launch in September a new national identity system allowing officials to track funds and cut costs. Every school in the country, both public and private, will be required to adopt the system, and every student will have a universal personal identification number assigned all throughout their studies.
Kano state in Nigeria received US$27 million out of US$100 million in grant GPE awarded to the country. 41,691 girls in primary school from 12 localities in the state have been awarded N45,000 each in scholarship to encourage enrollment and retention; the program is also sponsoring female teachers for training.
Weak infrastructure, poor hygiene and low teaching quality have decreased the quality of education in Malawi since 1994 when primary school became free. With greater government involvement and international organizations supporting the nation, education in Malawi has the potential to improve in coming years.