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Japan gives Guinea US$122,000 for education

Conakry, Guinea - The Japanese government on Thursday granted Guinea US$122,000 to build a primary school block in Pita, central Guinea.

The money would be used to build six new classrooms fitted with decent toilets which will be added to the three others already in place.

The Japanese ambassador in Guinea Naotsugu Nakano said his government had stepped up its support to the Guinean education sector to enhance the universal education objective at the primary school level.

The completion rate pupils in primary school that stood at 27% in 2000-2001 shot up to 60% in 2005-2006.

The agreement was signed by the Japanese ambassador and the President of Youth Association of Pita, Ibrahima Diallo.

Support for education was one of the major decisions taken last June at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).

Pana 07/08/2014