An estimated 40 Technical Colleges in Nigeria alongside the private sector would benefit from the World Bank; assisted project which is set to prioritise environmental and social safeguard measures.
This is even as the federal government called on the management of schools to prioritise the project; so as to enhance effective implementation of the innovation and skills acquisition project in Nigeria.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the charge at a workshop on Environmental and Social Safeguard Screening; and other preliminary activities for Technical Colleges Implementing Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) Project held in Abuja recently.
Adamu noted that environmental and social management was critical for effectiveness and sustainability of the project; in line with the Nigerian environmental policies and the World Bank’s environmental and social policy.
He said: “As important as developmental and expansionist projects are for human development; what is of equal importance for consideration is ensuring environmental and human protection in the process of executing projects.”