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”.
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.
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.
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.