Ghana secures $40 million from World Bank to improve secondary education

Ghana secures $40 million from World Bank to improve secondary education

The World Bank has released an amount of $40 million to the government of Ghana to help improve secondary education in Ghana.

Per a report by, the project will affect 75 schools through the improvement of facilities and learning outcomes.

The announcement was made by the deputy minister of education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, in Accra on Monday, March 18, 2019.

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Source: UGC

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In the year 2018, the government received an additional $40 million from the World Bank for the improvement of senior high schools (SHSs).

The schools are the 23 World Bank-sponsored school blocks known as the E-Blocks, initiated by the Mahama administration to improve access to education.

The project seeks to increase access to SHS education in under-served districts and improve quality in low-performing SHSs in Ghana.

Dr Adutwum said the government had so far completed nine of the remaining 15 schools, which were initiated by the previous administration under the sponsorship of the World Bank.

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