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WB to provide $520m to improve secondary education

MNA Business Desk: The World Bank (WB) will provide $520 million for a programme to improve the secondary education system and student performance in Bangladesh.

Out of the amount, the Washington-based lending agency will provide $510 million in loan while the rest $10 million as grants, said an official at the Economic Relations Division (ERD).

The WB-funded ‘Transforming Secondary Education for Results’ (TSER) programme will benefit 13 million students from grade 6 to 12, reported news agency.

The programme will enhance quality of teaching and learning as well as improve access and retention of students, especially girls and children from poor households. It will also support learning assessments and reform examinations.

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