Britain seeks more education aid for poor countries

    British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown will urge his counterparts in the G8 to provide more aid for education to poor nations in their upcoming conference. “In St. Petersburg in June, I will press other G8 finance ministers to commit to their share,” Brown told African finance ministers in a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria. “On your part you need to demonstrate immediately that you have the plans in place that are ambitious, showing step by step over 10 years, your route to providing education for every child and the appropriate skills for your economy,” he added. Last month, Britain announced it will disburse $15 billion in the next ten years to shore up the education sector in developing countries. (Source: UK To Press G8 Nations To Boost Education Aid/The Associated Press)

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