Saturday 25 October 2014

Brown reveals Pakistan schools cash

Published 29/03/2014 | 19:52

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Former prime minister Gordon Brown said international donors have pledged to provide Pakistan with about a billion dollars (£600,000) over the next three years to help it offer education to millions of children who are not in school.

Now a United Nations special envoy on global education, Mr Brown said that the international community will work with Pakistan in financing the biggest education expansion in the country's history.

Pakistan recently doubled its education budget, from 2% to 4% of its gross domestic product.

Speaking on a visit to Islamabad, Mr Brown said the goal is to provide education to more than 55 million people over 10-years-old who are illiterate in Pakistan.

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