World Bank, Angola sign $250 million agreement to improve education

A person enters the building of the Washington-based global development lender, The World Bank Group, in Washington on January 17, 2019. - World Bank current President Jim Yong Kim announced on January 7, 2019, that he would cut short his tenure as president more than three years before his second term was to end. The World Bank Board said it would start accepting nominations for a new leader early next month and name a replacement for Kim by mid-April 2019. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Bank and Angola on Wednesday signed a 250 million U.S. dollar financing agreement to improve the African country’s education and help it fight against poverty in education.

“There is no other direct path to achieving Angola’s future prosperity than empowering girls and boys,” World Bank’s regional director Amit Dar said at the signing ceremony.

Keeping girls in school is the best way to eliminate early marriage and improve education, the official added.

Angolan Minister of Education Luisa Grilo highlighted the partnership between Angola and the World Bank, saying it has promoted the development of education in the country.