The educational directorate of Prestea Huni Valley Municipal Assembly on 15th and 16th December 2021 organized a two-day training workshop for headteachers and the School Management Committee (SMC) members of the Ghana Accountability Learning Outcome Project (GALOP) schools in the municipality. The workshop which aims at improving learning outcomes in the schools saw Eighty-nine (89) participating schools.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Samuel Osei, Head of Department in charge of Monitoring and Supervision, said a workshop was organized a week ago for the headteachers and circuit supervisors on how to form an SMC. The training was organized to train headteachers and SMC executive members to help promote the activities of the schools, he added.

Being the reason for organizing the program, the Community Participation for Sustainable Schools (COMPASS) sought to get the community to participate in the running of the schools. The project (COMPASS) can be found in three regions i.e Eastern, Volta, and Oti Regions of Ghana. Schools within these regions are part of the compass program.

Still addressing the media, Mr. Samuel Osei continued that 89 selected schools within the municipality will benefit from this project but before the implementers can commit to any financial investments, they must forward it to the government to support them with capitation and learning grants.

An election was conducted to elect the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Financial Secretary of the SMC from the general assembly, to help with accountability of the project finances. During the open address, Madam Mary Vida Kwofie, Director of Education for Prestea Huni Valley Assembly encouraged all the participants to fully participate in the workshop. She ended by saying that the SMC plays an essential role in ensuring that teaching and learning are done well for the production of quality results.

In outlining the main activities of the Ghana Accountability Learning Outcome Project (GALOP) for selected schools across the Municipality, she explained that the program aims to improve quality teaching and learning in every basic school which is a beneficiary, she encouraged the participants to contribute to the program in order make meaningful impacts upon returning to their respective schools.   

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