What is GALOP – Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project?
GALOP means Ghana Accountability Learning Outcomes Project. It is an educational policy program under the Ministry of Education in Ghana with support from the World Bank and other supporting organizations.
To be able to ensure and make positive changes in the performance of our public basic schools and promote equal access to the quality of basic education that meets expectations to every child, the Ministry of Education partnered with the world bank and developed this five-year project called the Ghana Accountability Learning Outcomes Project also known as GALOP.
GALOP has enrolled every special school in Ghana with and about 10,000 least performing Basic Schools from Kindergarten (KG) to Junior High Schools (JHS).
Launching of GALOP
The President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has formerly launched Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) at the Jubilee House, Accra.
The $218.7m project is jointly funded by the World Bank, Department for International Development (DfID) and Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).
The press statement issued by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng, Press Secretary to the Minister of Education said, the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) project is a 5-year results-based financing project, with disbursement of project funds to the Ministry of Education being contingent on the achievement of pre-determined results.
Aims and objectives of GALOP
According to the available records, the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) objective is to improve 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 10,000 least performing Basic Schools (Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High) across the country as well as all special schools with direct interventions.
GALOP aims to support the Ministry of Education’s Education Strategic Plan (ESP 2018-2030), which has quality, access, equity, sustainability and relevance as its key priority areas in order to provide equitable access to quality basic education to all Ghanaian children.
The Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) is a five-year project with the objective to improve the quality of education in low-performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.
TARGET OF GALOP
GALOP is focused on the 10,000 lowest performing Basic Schools (Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools) and all 28 Special Schools. It also focuses on strengthening the accountability of the entire education system.
GALOP supports the equitable quality education commitment through targeted interventions to the most disadvantaged schools and children across the country.
BENEFITS OF GALOP
• Enhanced capacity of teachers through continuous professional development.
• Enhanced capacity of heads of schools to effectively manage schools for improved outcomes.
• Provision of learning Grants as additional resources to the Capitation Grants.
• Enhanced capacity of School improvement support Officers (SISOs) to strengthen school inspections and supervision.
• Enhanced capacity of District Education Directorates through education management training and provision of District Grants.
• Development and distribution of Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) on the national curriculum.
• Promote equitable deployment of trained teachers and incentivize teachers’ deployment to rural areas
• Strengthen School Management Committees (SMCs) to promote school-community engagement.
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