Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has engaged a mission team of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in talks for a partnership to develop basic education in the state.
The JICA team was in Kwara to explore how to support the state in different sectors, especially in education and agriculture. Kwara had recently been named alongside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as beneficiaries of JICA interventions owing to its commitment to basic education development.
The JICA team on basic education was working with the Professor Raheem Adaramaja-led State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the JICA team to Ilorin, the governor said his administration has invested so much in school infrastructure and human capital development, adding, however, that more interventions were still required to consolidate on the gains in the sector.