Friday, January 11, 2013

Japan gives 317 classrooms to Nigeria

The Japanese government, working through the Japan International Cooperation Agency handed over 317 classrooms to the Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday Thursday January 10th. The classrooms were a result of a project started in June 2010 and is part of Japan’s Grant Aid to Nigeria.

The classrooms were constructed in 33 primary schools across 22 local government areas of in Kano State. It is expected to be able to accommodate around 12,680 pupils and also included 308 toilet booths. Japanese ambassador to Nigeria Ryuichi Shoji, handed over the classrooms to Minister of state for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, and said that the 2.31 billion Naira (US$14.8 million) spent on the project was an important investment, as education is an invaluable asset for children and a crucial factor in the economic development of a country.

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