Ghana Education Service Goes After Minister Over $1.2 Million Allegedly Spent On Training Teachers

Ghana Education Service Goes After Minister Over $1.2 Million Allegedly Spent On Training Teachers

  • The Ghana Education Service has written to the Ministry of Education to explain the details of a training scheme for teachers that cost $1.2 million
  • The GES has written the letter because the World Bank, which gave out the money has written to the GES for evidence of the training
  • The GES said in the letter that because it is not aware of the alleged training programme for 40,000 teachers it is unable to respond to the World Bank

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) is going after the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, over the details of a training scheme for teachers that cost $1.2 million.

According to the GES, it has no idea about the training of over 40,000 teachers as part of the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).

Dr Yaw Adutwum
Education Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum. Source: Facebook/@yawoseiadutwum
Source: UGC

Reports indicate that the Education Ministry claimed the teachers were offered training in three modules, including recorded online training, physical training, and online/virtual live training.

YEN.com.gh has sighted a letter from the Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amamkwa, asking the Minister to provide answers about the said $1.2 million from World Bank.

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GES letter
The GES letter to the Education Ministry. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

According to the letter, as part of its investigations to establish the training of the teachers as claimed by the Education Ministry, the World Bank officially wrote to the GES. But the GES said it has no knowledge about the training scheme and hence it is unable to respond to the World Bank’s inquiry.

“GES is unaware of reports and correspondence between the Education Ministry and the World Bank and is unable to make an informed response to the Banks request,” the letter dated March 30, 2022.

The GES is asking the Dr Adutwum “to advice and provide direction to enable the GES to respond appropriately to the enquiries from the World Bank.”

According to a report by Joy News, the correspondence lends credence to claims that the Education Minister at the blind side of GES sanctioned the training and wrote to the World on November 30 requesting the release of $1.2 million amid claims it has successfully trained over 40,000 teachers under GALOP.

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Meanwhile, in a separate report YEN.com.gh has reported that another leaked document making waves on social media shows former Chief Justices Sophia Akuffo and Georgina Wood, business mogul Sir Sam Jonah and other big names own state lands.

The document sighted by YEN.com.gh on Thursday, May 26, 2022, contains the names of over 200 politicians, businessmen, and women as well as former and existing public officers some of who occupied top positions in the judiciary.

Some of the state lands, located in prime areas of the capital, were also acquired by some prominent institutions.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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