14 Feb 2011

UNICEF allocates US$4 m for education in Papua provinces

11:18 am on 14 February 2011

The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, says it has allocated 4 million US dollars for the development of education programmes in Papua and West Papua provinces for the 2010-2012 period.

The Jakarta Post says the support is being provided in efforts to improve the quality of education offered in the two provinces.

A member of UNICEF's education staff in Biak, Sri Karna, says the funding is intended to finance various programmes, including school-based management and strategic education planning.

She says UNICEF is also closely monitoring the education programs of other provinces, particularly Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and East Nusa Tenggara.