Mr. President made these comments at the launch of the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) at the Jubilee House in Accra earlier today.
The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) estimated to be $218.7m is jointly funded by the International Development (DM) and Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).
GALOP is a 5 -year results-based financing project, with the disbursement of project funds to the Ministry of Education being contingent on the achievement of pre-determined results.
The prime objectives of GALOP are to enhance the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.
The project is targeted at the least 10,000 least performing Basic Schools (Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior High) throughout the country as well as all special schools with direct interventions.
Speaking at the launch President Akufo-Addo said “Our basic level education, covering kindergarten to junior high school, form the building blocks of our education system. If the foundation is weak, we toil in vain. It is therefore important that our young children receive the best quality education if they are to progress unto higher platforms and ultimately acquire the skills and training that are essential to building our country”.
He also mentioned improved access, quality of education, infrastructure, teacher training and professionalization, curriculum development, school inspection, and technical and vocational training, among others as some of the areas where the government had rolled out improve since his tenure in office in January 2017.