The Global Director for Education at the World Bank, Dr. Jaime Saavedra, was recently in Ghana to meet with Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ghana’s Minister of Education, to assess the progress of educational programs in the country.
During his visit, Dr. Saavedra aimed to gain insights into the education sector in Ghana and evaluate the initiatives funded by the World Bank.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum expressed his gratitude for the World Bank’s support of the education field, particularly the $150 million Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).
He emphasized that the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project is helping to increase enrollment and provide infrastructure and support to schools, especially those in disadvantaged areas. The five-year project aims to improve the quality of education in underperforming Basic Schools and promote equity and accountability within the education system.
The Minister also highlighted that the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) is supporting the government’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, which seeks to enhance science and technology education in the country. The STEM program is increasing girls’ access to and enrollment in science-related fields through the creation of STEM centers and senior high schools
Dr. Jaime Saavedra stated that the World Bank will continue to support national efforts to improve education outcomes and that the Bank’s role is to support the efforts of states in promoting socio-economic development.
The team visited Mantse Tackie 1 and 2 Primary School, as part of their visit to observe the ongoing projects.