World Bank loans US$150 million to support 2.2 million pupils in Ghana

World Bank loans US$150 million to support 2.2 million pupils in Ghana

The World Bank have approved US$150 million to support government in improving the quality of education for over two million children.

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This money from the World Bank is intended to help low performing basic education schools, and to also to strengthen the country’s educational system.

World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Pierre Laporte, said the projected focuses on under-served areas and on improving the quality of education for increased human capital.

He also said it supports the World Bank’s twin goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

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“This operation directly aligns with the Government’s Strategy and with the World Bank’s Africa Strategy of improving inclusive and equitable access to quality education at all levels,” he said.

The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) would support teaching and learning through modern in-service teacher training, and provision of learning materials.

In addition, the project would support capacity development of three newly instituted semi-autonomous government structures in curriculum and assessment, inspections and teacher management, to ensure sustainability and institutionalization of interventions.

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“The GALOP is estimated to benefit 2.3 million children, including 1.2 million girls from direct interventions, as well as over 70,000 teachers, head teachers, circuit supervisors, and national, regional and district education officers.” said Halil Dundar, World Bank Education Practice Manager for West and Southern Africa.

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