JUST IN: Gov’t to Launch $218.7m Learning Project for 10,000 Least Performing Basic Schools

President Akuffo Addo is expected to launch a $218.7million learning project for some 10,000 Least Performing Basic Schools across the country on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

The project, known as the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Projects (GALOP) shall be launched at the Jubilee House in Accra.

The project is jointly funded by the World Bank, Department for International Development (DfID), and Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).

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In a statement issued by the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, GALOP is a 5-year results-based financing project, with the disbursement of Project Funds to the Ministry of Education being contingent on the achievement of pre-determined results.

The Statement further indicated that the objective of GALOP is to improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen the education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.

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

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 Ghanaians.

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Source: EducationGhana.net


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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