Nigeria, 15 African Countries to Benefit from New UK Education Programme


By  Vincent Obia

The United Kingdom on Thursday launched a new education programme for children aged between seven and 14 years, with Nigeria as one of the benefitting countries. Jointly funded and delivered by the British Council, which will contribute £17 million, and the Department for International Development, which will contribute £21 million, Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning will unite pupils in the UK with school children in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Besides Nigeria, the programme launched at St. Joseph’s School in Wandsworth, London, will operate in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and…

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