Mozambique specifies education aid needs

Mozambique is in “urgent” need of $150 million to improve the country’s education system. According to Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, the funds would support infrastructure projects and teacher training programs. “This money is very urgent, actually we should have had it yesterday because we still have over one million school-age children out of schools,” Diogo said, adding that illiteracy rates in Mozambique exceeds 60 percent. The government, she stressed, will not rely solely on donor funding and will also seek the help of private investors to prop up the sector. (Source: Mozambique needs $150 mln a year for education/Reuters)

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