World Bank Ups Aid for Palestinian Education Sector

The World Bank has signed a USD5 million grant agreement to improve teachers’ training and education in the Palestinian territories.

The Teacher Education Improvement Project aims to improve the quality of basic education received by primary school students in the West Bank and Gaza by providing training to teachers handling grades one to four classes. It is expected to complement ongoing efforts of the European Commission, UNESCO and other donors in support of the Palestinian Authority’s Education Development Strategic Plan.

The World Bank has been supporting education development in the Palestinian territories since 1995. In 2009, it provided USD5 million to train teachers in higher education institutions, according to a news release form the bank.

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