18th May 2024

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will launch the Collaborative Education project today at the Jubilee House.  This follows the Ministry of Education’s $219m collaborative project between the Government of Ghana, the World Bank, the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) and the Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).

According to a press release from the ministry, the project, dubbed the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), aims to “improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.’’

Target

The project is targeted at the 10,000 least performing basic schools (Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools) across the country as well as all special schools with direct interventions.

The release added that GALOP aims to support the Ministry of Education’s Education Strategic Plan (ESP 2018-2030), which has quality, access, equity, sustainability and relevance as its key priority areas in order to provide equitable access to quality basic education to all Ghanaian children.

About GALOP

GALOP is Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project with a five year objective to improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity  and accountability in Ghana.

With a broad scope nationwide, beneficiary schools are spread across all 260 districts in the country, with each district education office to be supported to oversee implementation.

According to the Ministry, the project has a comprehensive results framework with 31 identified indicators to monitor its progress, which will be done on an annual basis.

“In addition, the project will undertake impact evaluations to measure the overall effect of the project,” the Ministry said.

In terms of what consultation that had taken place ahead of the project implementation, the Ministry said it held meetings with regional and district education directorates, circuit supervisors, teachers, headmasters, and the Coalition of NGO’s in education.

 

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