Delivering on our education promises
First, and crucially, we understand that a hungry child cannot learn. Our Free School Feeding Programme feeds over 1.6 million students, providing the energy required for our children to thrive, in the classroom and beyond.
Our literacy program, the Ghana Reading Action Plan, has educated 2.8 million students, opening their minds to the possibilities of imagination and communication that only reading and writing can provide.
We have created spaces conducive to learning – building 11,823 new educational institutions increasing enrolment by 1.8m students, and upskilled 110,000 teachers to grow those young minds, 50 000 of those teachers in ICT and 60 000 in Maths and Science with another 20,000 in training.
And it’s not just teachers and schools but the tools to make learning possible. We have provided 112 million exercise and textbooks, 2 million free uniforms, 60,000 laptops that support the additional 1.8m children now enrolled in school.
These areas are of particular importance to us because we know that today’s students are tomorrow’s problem solvers. Science and technology education will allow our children to create solutions to the challenges facing our country, continent and planet.
These are the facts of the past 4 years and these is just some of what we have done in educating our nation.