The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Kimberly A. Rosen has disclosed that an educational partnership with the education ministry has so far trained more than 68,000 Ghanaian teachers across the country.
According to her, the project since 2014, the project has trained more than 68,000 teachers, headteachers, and curriculum leads and reached over 750,000 students from kindergarten 2 to basic 2 in more than 7,200 schools across Ghana.
Disclosing this at an event at the event co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, she s=disclosed that ”Reading at an early age improves educational outcomes and long-term livelihoods, benefiting communities across Ghana.We are committed to supporting the Ministry of Education (MOE) and its agencies to improve children’s reading performance in Ghana,”
The collaboration between USAID and Ghana’s MOE through the Learning Activity is one of the key partnerships between Ghana and the United States.
Joined by the Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Adutwum this week to conclude the USAID Partnership for Education Learning Activity, she added that this eight-year partnership supported the Ministry of Education (MOE) is to improve the reading skills of students in 11 Ghanaian languages and English.
The collaboration between USAID and Ghana’s MOE through the Learning Activity is one of the key partnerships between Ghana and the United States. The activity provided over 15 million high-quality teaching and learning reading materials, including teacher guides, pupil books, supplementary readers, and classroom materials – including braille materials for visually impaired students – all of which are aligned to the new curriculum and have been adopted nationwide for use in all public schools.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the USAID partnered with the MOE, the Ghana Education Service, and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to launch the National Reading Radio Program (NRRP), benefitting over 1.6 million learners, who were otherwise unable to access literacy programs. In January 2022, after a year of the radio lessons airing, 57 percent of children had higher English reading scores, helping to mitigate learning loss during the pandemic.
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