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Primary1- primary 3 Teachers to receive training on Transition to English (T2E) program- GES

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The Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service in partnership with USAID Ghana today launched the Transition To English (T2E) Plus Program through the USAID Partnership for Education: Learning Activity.

The launch , which was held at the Alisa Hotel was to recognize the collaborative efforts of the Government of Ghana and the U.S Government to support over 5,000 schools in all 16 regions.

The Program will air supplemental radio reading lessons nationwide; conduct training, coaching, and mentoring for primary 1 through primary 3 teachers and education personnel; and provide teaching and learning materials for pupils, caregivers, and teachers.

Through this program, trained teachers will use NaCCA-validated materials in English and the official Ghanaian Languages of Instruction (GLOI) to teach pupils to read.

In addition to in-classroom support, pre-recorded, interactive radio reading lessons will be aired in classrooms and on targeted Regional radio stations to complement lessons to improve the reading of Ghanaian children.

The launch also saw the inauguration of a Steering Committee (SC) by the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. The SC will be chaired by the Hon. Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. Ntim Fordjour to provide guidance in the implementation of the T2E Plus program; make recommendations for improvement; and provide regular feedback to the Minister for Education.

Present were:

Hon. Minister of Education – Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum
Hon. Deputy Minister of Education – Rev. Ntim Fordjour
MoE Chief Director – Mr. Benjamin Gyasi
GES Director General – Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa
USAID Acting Mission Director – Ms. Janean Davis
USAID Regional Agreement Officer – Ms. Amy Larsen
USAID Education Director – Ms. Rasheena Reid
Learning Chief of Party – Dr. Mama Laryea
Director, Gen. Admin MoE – Mrs. Catherine Appiah Pinkrah amongst others.

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