LUSAKA, April 25 (Xinhua) — Zambia has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of an education program funded by the Chinese government.
The southern African nation has been selected for a flagship program on enhancing quality teacher training in Africa, which is jointly organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and China Funds-in-Trust, local media reported on Monday.
The project aims to enhance the use of Information and Communication Technologies, including internet and mobile devices to support the target countries in enhancing their teacher training institutions, which is expected to increase the quantity and improve the quality of both pre and in-service teachers.
Out of 4 million U.S. dollars allocated for phase two of the project, 2 million dollars would go towards supporting eight countries that were under phase one to continue into the second phase while the other 2 million dollars would go towards new countries including Zambia and Togo, the Lusakatimes reported.
Under the Chinese government’s support, phase one of the project was launched in 2012 at a cost of 8 million dollars in eight African countries such as Ethiopia, Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Source: News Xinhuanet
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