21 Mar 2018

School Leaders to undergo training in new MoE-Varkey Partnership

The minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has announced a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Varkey Foundation, aimed at improving the skills of thousands of school leaders across Ghana.

“Having achieved access to education for all those qualified across Ghana, our priority focus is now to improve the quality of education for students to ensure they have the knowledge and skills they need to compete on a global stage,” Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said.

He added, “We recognize the expertise the Varkey Foundation has in this area, through their work in Ghana to improve the learning outcomes of students across the country, and their school leadership development projects across the world, and we look forward to partnering with them to raise the capacity of school leaders in Ghana.”

The leadership training programme which is set to commence in June, will combine intensive face-to-face training to school leaders with supported periods back in school to apply new practices, with core training modules which are designed to create leaders with the skills and competencies to drive continuous school improvement.

The partnership, which was announced during the plenary session of the just ended Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, will build on Varkey Foundation’s four years of work in Ghana and its teacher and school leadership training programmes in Argentina and Uganda, to address the Ministry’s priority of training all in-service and aspiring school leaders to be able to manage their schools effectively.