U.S. Government, Ministry of Education inaugurate new school

By GNA Reporter

Diabene (W/Reg),
Aug. 16, GNA – The United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson
and Western Regional Minister John Evans Aidoo inaugurated a USAID-funded
Kindergarten school in the Diabene community of the Western Region of Ghana on
Tuesday.

A release from the
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Accra, copied to
the Ghana News Agency, said USAID provided $100,000 for the construction and
furnishing of the Kindergarten, which was completed in June 2016.

The Kindergarten
block houses two classrooms, a staff room, a dining hall, restrooms, and a
playground.           

In the past ten
years, the U.S. government has supported the construction of more than 350
schools in Ghana. In 2014, USAID and the Ministry of Education together
launched the Partnership for Education, which aims to improve the reading
skills of at least 2.8 million primary school pupils in the country by 2019.

Through this
partnership, USAID supports teacher training, rigorous student assessment,
improved school management systems, and the provision of quality textbooks and
other learning materials, the release stated.

“I would like to
take this moment to commend the Ministry of Education for being such a
steadfast partner in the quest to usher in transformative change,” said
Ambassador Jackson at the inaugural ceremony. “Improving the quality of basic
education is key to ensuring long-term health and economic growth in Ghana”, he
added. 

The goal of
USAID/Ghana’s education programme is to ensure that children are given the
foundational skills to read with understanding in the early grades of primary
school.

USAID’s activities
in Ghana improve the quality of reading instruction, strengthen the management
of educational institutions, improve accountability and transparency between
parents, schools and local government, and help communities to contribute to
student and teacher performance.

GNA

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