THE Ministry of Education has disclosed that the Keeping Girls in School (KGS) project funded by the World Bank recorded a 65 percent dropout rate of schoolgirls in 29 districts. And the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) has heard that there was a mismatch of beneficiaries in the database, a situation which led to the project progress rate standing at only 35 percent. The AG’s report indicated that as at December 31, 2020, amounts totaling $13,760,204 had been spent towards the Keeping Girls in School (KGS) project, benefiting 13,514 girls against the target of 29,002, representing only 47 percent enrollment rate. Appearing before PAC, Tuesday, Ministry of Education Director Planning and Information Nicholas Chikwenya noted that the free education policy in…...

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