President AKufo-Addo has today Thursday, 18th June, 2020 launched a program to improve learning outcomes in 10,000 least performing schools in Ghana.
Launching the Project at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo indicated that, in spite of the numerous steps taken by his Government over the last three and half years to improve basic education in the country, a lot more work needs to be done.
The program known as the Ghana Accountability and Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), is a collaboration between the Government of Ghana and the World Bank/DfID/GPE to improve learning outcomes in the Basic Schools across the country.
According to the President, 10,000 schools have already been selected using indicators such as BECE raw score, percentage of trained teachers, average class size and poverty index of District to benefit from this program.
Some benefits selected schools will enjoy include school heads receiving leadership and accounts trainings, teachers will receive capacity training and School Management Committees will also receive management trainings.
The President revealed that out of the 10,000 schools, over 2.3 Million pupils and 76,000 teachers will benefit from the 219 million dollar investments being made across the country to enhance equity through targeted interventions like this to the most disadvantaged schools.
Teachers in the early grades, will be provided with continuous training, in line with the new curriculum, schools will receive teaching and learning materials, heads of schools will be trained on improved school management techniques; and supervision and assessment systems will be strengthened through this program.