Mr. Frank Pierre Laporte, Country Representative of the World Bank in Ghana, praised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his outstanding leadership, innovative approach and bold commitment to improving education in Ghana.
Mr Laporte made these remarks today at the Jubilee House in Accra during the launch of the Ghana Accountability Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).
The $218 m projects is jointly financed by the World Bank, the Department for International Development ( DfID) and Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).
GALOP ‘s objective is to ‘improve the quality of education in low-level secondary schools and strengthen the equity and accountability of the education sector in Ghana.’ The project focuses on the 10,000 least-performing basic schools (Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools) across the country as well as all special schools with direct intervention.
Mr Laporte cited teacher training and pedagogy support, management capacity building for the School Management Committees (SMCs) and the Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), tackling the challenge of returning to school 75,000 Ghanaian children who are currently out of school, and improving distance learning in the COVID-19 era as some of the areas of intervention that GALOP will pursue.
He also assured the President that the World Bank and other donor partners will continue to support the improvement of educational outcomes in Ghana.