The National Economic Council, NEC has said 15 states in the country would benefit from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) fund for education.
NEC has said the GPE fund is targeted at cushioning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the sector. The GPE funding is a grant from the World Bank and other international donors.
The NEC announcement was made by the Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who announced the states when he briefed State House correspondents after Thursday’s virtual NEC meeting.
The states are Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara.
El-Rufai said these states met two of the three criteria set.
El-Rufai disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Education presented to NEC, how the education of Nigerian students in the COVID-19 era could continue.
He further assured that the federal and state governments were working towards ensuring a safe opening up of the educational system.