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GES Trains 280 Public relations officers on GALOP

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The Ghana Education Service under auspices of Ministry of Education, has  trained a total of 280 Regional and District  Public Relations Officers of the Service on Ghana  Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project  (GALOP).  

GALOP is an intervention by the Government of  Ghana through the Ministry of Education and  the Ghana Education Service aimed at improving  learning outcomes in 10,000 deprived and  disadvantaged Basic Schools in Ghana. 

The objective of the programme is to “improve  the quality of education in low performing  Basic Education Schools and to strengthen the  Education Sector Equity and Accountability in  Ghana”. 

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The World Bank and the DFID are supporting the  project with $218 million funding for the project  for the next five years.

The 10,000 schools were  selected scientifically using the BECE, EGRA and  

EGMA records. These schools selected include all  the 28 Special Basic Schools in the country.  

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The Directors, Schools Inspections and Support  Officers (SISOs) and School Management  Committees (SMC) shall receive training on  

the latest models for school inspection and  assessments of teaching and learning. Teachers  

in schools under GALOP shall benefit from training and re training in order to update their  pedagogical skills and knowledge base. 

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There shall be additional grants to District  Directors, SISOs and School Heads meant to  undertake measures to improve supervisory  activities. In all, 2,328,750 pupils and 76,000  teachers have been projected to benefit from  GALOP.  

Director for Schools and Instructions, Mrs Patty  E. Assan, GES Headquarters, in an address, read  on her behalf, called on PROs of the Service to  gear up fully in communicating the awesome  benefits inherent in GALOP. 

Mrs Assan said GALOP is a game changer for Basic  Education in Ghana and it therefore requires the  support of all stakeholders in ensuring that the  ultimate objective of the project is achieved.  

The One Day Orientation Workshop was held in  two (2) cohorts, Northern and Southern sectors,  at Anita Hotel, Ejisu and Blue Royal Hotel, Larteh  Akuapem respectively.

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