USAID partners Ghana to enhance education

USAID in collaboration with key partners has kicked off a series of roundtable discussions on generating sustainable gains in child literacy and numeracy nationwide.

The discussions will be in collaboration with education offices, coordinating councils, Ghana education Service national representatives and USAID’s Mission Education team.

National representatives from the Ghana Education Service and the USAID Education team will travel to the country’s 10 regional capitals to introduce the project. 

They will identify regional support for activities and emphasize the critical role of regional actors in the periodic review and assessment of milestones. 

The USAID Partnership for Education is the U.S. Government’s direct contribution to Ghana’s 2010-2020 Education Sector Plan.  It comprises distinct, but complementary, activities to improve child literacy and numeracy and basic education systems. 

Learning activity supports early grade reading and literacy improvement and will be implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service. 

The learning activities will support the Ghana Education Service’s nationwide efforts and high-performing and transitioning districts throughout Ghana. 

The activities will strengthen and support excellence in early grade reading; improves education systems, expands and sustains reading outcomes, and encourages community engagement to promote reading. 

A sister activity, Partnership for Education, will test and strengthen student assessment including design, administration and dissemination. 

The Evaluating Systems will support Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan by working with national and local government and partner organizations to develop a systematic, coordinated, and responsive monitoring and evaluation system. 

Together the Learning, Testing and Evaluating Systems projects will bolster the Ministry of Education’s priority to improve learning outcomes, especially reading.

The project will cost a total of $190 million over the next five years.

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