World Bank to fund Iraq Education Initiatives

By John Lee.

The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

Following discussions, the Cabinet authorised the Ministry of Finance to sign two grant agreements with the World Bank:

  1. the first, to support higher education in Iraq in the amount of 5 million dollars aimed at improving the employability of graduates and linking universities to the labour market;
  2. the second, in the sum 10 million dollars, to improve the education of mathematics and Arabic, and reading and writing skills in some Iraqi provinces that are lagging behind.

(Source: Govt of Iraq)

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