K/S: Headteachers to pay GHS150 out of GALOP grant for a one-day training workshop
The Kintampo South District Director of Education, Mr. Daniel Yaw Appiah has tasked all Headteachers of all basic schools in the district to make a payment of GHS150 and GHS100 for GALOP and NON-GALOP schools respectively. A letter endorsed by the District Director and sighted by Educandghana.net reveals that all heads and assistant heads are to attend a one-day non-residential workshop for both GALOP and NON-GALOP schools on the learning grant implementation, preparation of SPIP, and other administrative duties.
According to the Kintampo South District Director of Education, the workshop is to enhance effective and efficient quality education delivery within the directorate. Educandghana checks, however, reveals that the GALOP grants have been released but the Directorate is yet to give clearance to the various schools to access it. These monies requested from the various heads will be paid using part of the GALOP funds which are meant to be used for school improvement. Meanwhile, attendants will be provided with lunch, water, and snack.
BACKGROUND 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. 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.