Afghanistan receives World Bank education aid

 The World Bank says it has approved an additional 25 million dollars in grant boosting the Afghan government’ efforts to improve education in the Asian country.

The World Bank Afghanistan said on Thursday.

The grant was approved in financing from the Global Partnership Education (GPE) to increase equitable access to primary and education, particularly girls, the bank said in a .

“Afghanistan has made much progress in education in the last two decades, but 3.5 million children remain out school, and half the country’ still have minimal infrastructure’’ Henry Kerali, World Bank country director for Afghanistan, was quoted as saying.

The additional financing will the Afghan government create a learning environment and enroll more children in , Kerali said. (Xinhua/NAN)