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US, Bauchi sign pact to boost basic education.

The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bauchi state government have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to support primary education in the state.

The USAID Country Director Michael Harvey signed on behalf of US government while Governor Mohammed Abubakar signed for Bauchi state at a ceremony held in Abuja on Wednesday.
The five-year deal sets out the shared and individual commitments for collaboration in the education sector made by both USAID and the Government of Bauchi and provides a framework for mutual accountability for education activities in the state.
The efforts, according to Harvey, was aimed at building Bauchi state’s capacity and systems that will teach approximately 2 million pupils how to read and allow nearly 551,000 children the opportunity to attend classes in community-based learning centres by the year 2020.

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