The World Bank has pledged to provide US$19.85 million aid to Pakistan for the country’s response, recovery, and resilience in the education sector amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As per to the agreement materialized in the presence of Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiyar, Economic affairs minister, Najy Benhassine, the country director of World Bank signed the funds to Pakistan for the education project.
The project of World Bank is aimed at strengthening federal and provincial actions towards the education sector so a proper response can be concreted and to support the country’s short term recovery in this sector from the coronavirus crises.
The project is set to help the government to continue providing education and learning opportunities in the country especially in the far-flung areas through an expansion in the national distance-learning program and the distribution of learning material in areas lagging behind.
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