The World Bank has given Mali a loan of 14 million U.S. dollars and a grant of 19 million dollars to improve the quality of teaching in institutions of higher learning, a statement from the institution said on Friday.
“The funding will reinforce management of higher learning institutions and development of curriculum to correspond to labor market demands and increase chances of graduates getting employed, ” the statement said.
The project’s team leader Pierre Joseph Kamano said the project will directly benefit 20,000 students and indirectly benefit over 110,000 students enrolled in institutions of higher learning.
It will equally help to modernize the working environment in the education sector and reinforce skills and experiences of lecturers as well as administrative personnel.
This, Kamano said, will help to improve their competitiveness in the sub-regional labor market.
The gap between the qualifications required in the job market and those of Malian job seekers has been growing since the outbreak of the political crisis. Enditem