UNESCO/African Development Bank (ADB) Education Project GAMBIA:
At present Gambia's educational system of education and training is undergoing major reforms. The Gambian Government therefore signed an agreement with UNESCO for assistance to both educational planning and school construction in order to improve primary education and educational planning.
In different parts of the country nine primary schools are under construction as well as a Book Production and Material Resource Unit, including offices, printing facilities and graphic workshops. UNESCO's Regional Office in Dakar is carrying out the monitoring and the technical supervision.
Prototype primary schools in rural GUINEA:
In collaboration with the national school construction service of Guinea, UNESCO Dakar, with financing from IDA through a national project loan, constructed prototype primary schools in four different rural settings.
The aim of this project was not only to provide a sample of functional facilities, but also to test the abilities of local artisans to construct a school building at low cost
Results of this research are being utilized for normsetting in the framework of the "Structural Readjustment of the Education Sector in Guinea".
Upon completion of this project a document was published jointly by UNESCO Dakar and the Guinean Ministry of Education:
"The final Report of the Prototype Construction Project".
This document is available upon request
For all complementary information, please contact:
The UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar
B.P. 3311 Dakar, Sgal - fax: 23 83 93