The World Bank Board of Directors has approved $500 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE).
The project’s goal is to improve secondary education opportunities among girls in targeted areas.
In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the bank said adolescent girls face many constraints in accessing and completing secondary education.
“In northern Nigeria, the lack of secondary schools is significantly greater with up to ten primary schools for every secondary school. The poor condition of infrastructure and a lack of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities makes it difficult for girls to stay in school” it said