The Republic’s Representative of the World Bank in Ghana, Mr. Frank Pierre Laporte, has commended President Akufo-Addo for his fearless commitment to enhance learning outcomes in the country, and for the country’s innovative approach to improve her education system.
The World Bank Representative made these remarks during the launch of the Ghana Accountability Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra.
The estimated $218m project is jointly funded by the World Bank, Department for International Development (DfID), and Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).
According to Akufo-Addo, GALOP’s prime objective is to enhance the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.’ 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.
Mr. Laporte mentioned teacher training and pedagogy support, management capacity building for School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTSs), tackling the challenge of getting the 75,000 Ghanaian children school drop out back to school, and improving distance learning in the COVID-19 era as some of the areas of intervention that GALOP will be pursuing.
He further assured Akufo-Addo of the continued support of the World Bank and other donor partners towards improving education outcomes in Ghana.
Source: Daily Guide