World Bank grants PA $5 million to train teachers

August 13, 2010 09:50


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The World Bank has decided to grant the Palestinian Authority $5 million to fund training for primary school teachers, according to a statement released on Friday.

PA Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad and Ms. Dina Abu-Ghaida, Acting World Bank Country Director for West Bank and Gaza signed an agreement providing funding for the Teacher Education Improvement Project, which focuses on training teachers of grades one to four.

"Teachers of the highest quality are key to the development of the Palestinian education system,” said Ms. Abu-Ghaida. “The World Bank is committed to support the PA’s strategic effort to meet this challenge.”

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