El Salvador: $60 million for Education

The World Bank has approved a loan to improve the quality of education of middle and high school students.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Press release: World Bank

More than 41,000 middle and high school students in El Salvador will have access to quality education as a result of a proposed $60 million loan approved today by the World Bank's Executive Board.

The "Project for Improvement of Educational Quality" will support public schools in 29 municipalities in adopting an Inclusive School Full Time model (EITP in Spanish), in order to increase access rates, retention and graduation from high school and college.

A key component of this project to be implemented by the Ministry of Education (MINED) in five years, is the improvement of educational conditions in 482 public schools. This includes support for the renovation, purchase of furniture and construction of educational facilities, the acquisition of materials and equipment for classrooms, laboratories, libraries and teachers, production of training materials and the purchase of equipment for recreation, sport, art , culture and civic education, and extension of the teaching program from 30 to 50 hours of classes per week in 201schools.

More than 41,000 students will benefit from better learning conditions and an extended school day. In addition, 2.334 full-time faculty will update their knowledge through training and professional development programs. As part of the construction of educational infrastructure 723 new classrooms will be built .

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