Funds for schools

May 7 (InfoLanka) The World Bank has allocated Rs. 1000 million for the development of 80 selected schools in the North and East. This programme is implemented under the Second General Education Project (GEP2).

GEP2 will support the reconstruction of school buildings and other facilities to develop the educational infrastructure system in these selected schools, which were destroyed during the ethnic conflict.

The Rs. 720 million allocated by the Asian Development Bank is for the Secondary School Education and Modernization Project. This project is currently in the process of supplying computers to schools enabling school children to get acquainted with modern technology.