Skills and Entrepreneurship Development


Overview

  • Reference: P-NG-IA0-002
  • Appraisal Date: 30/03/2017
  • Board Presentation: 18/10/2017
  • Status: PipelinePIPE
  • Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
  • Location: Entire Country

Description

The project comprises four (4) components:

(i) improve access to skills training and vocational education;

(ii) enhanced quality and efficiency of skills training and vocational education;

(iii) Strengthening Public-Private Partnership; and

(iv) project management


Objectives

While specific benefits of the project are yet to be determined, it is anticipated that it will improve access to training for disadvantaged and underemployed young women and men, including basic education cycle school leavers in underserved regions. It will contribute to increasing female participation rates in VTE. The VTE centres will provide skills and expertise that should facilitate the integration of young Nigerian women and men into the mainstream of the economy


Rationale

The design will be based on intensive consultations and full participation of Government officials, key stakeholders and development partners. Within the framework of achieving both the EFA and the education related Millennium Development Goals, the project will contribute to equitable access to appropriate learning and life-skills programs, basic and continuing education and reducing gender disparity by ensuring girl's full and equal access to good quality vocational and technical education. There have been a number of interventions in the education sector by both Government and the donor community. However, most of these have been targeted at EFA and Universal Basic Education and at the tertiary level. Hence there has been very little investment going to secondary education where vocational education. Within the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS), Government has realized the importance of vocational education and had devised a policy objective of repositioning the sub-sector through increased investment and establishment of federal technical colleges in each state. This is in the context of reducing poverty by creating about 7 million jobs by 2010.

Poverty alleviation and equity are at the heart of the project rationale and design because it will provide an opportunity for thousands of Nigerian women and youth graduating from basic education to access quality vocational and secondary education. The project will be the second education sector initiative for the Bank in Nigeria, therefore complement and strengthen the efforts of the first initiative- Skills Training and Vocational Education Project as well as those of the Government


Benefits

While specific bebefits of the project are yet to be determined, it is anticipated that it will improve access to training for disadvantaged and underemployed young women and men, including basic education cycle school leavers in underserved regions. It will contribute to increasing female participation rates in VTE. The VTE centres will provide skills and expertise that should facilitate the integration of young Nigerian women and men into the mainstream of the economy


Key contacts

OLAOYE Bolanle Patricia - OSHD2


Estimated Cost

Amount
NGN 500,000,000