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    $4 billion raised at Global Education Summit


     

    A total of $4 billion was raised at the Global Education Summit in London, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has revealed.

    Mr Akufo-Addo who contributed to one of the panel discussions during the Summit in London, stated that the $4 billion “will provide millions of children, in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, with an opportunity of having access to education.”

    “The Global Education Summit brought the global community together to support quality education for all children,” he noted.

    About the Summit

    Kenya and the United Kingdom (UK) are co-hosting a global education summit.

    The Summit taking place in London aims at tackling the education crisis occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Summit also aims to raise over $5 billion (£3.5bn) for a fund to buy books, train teachers and build classrooms.

    Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, are attending the Summit.

    Also attending the Summit is the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.



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