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Education Ministry refutes allegations of $1.2 million training scandal


The Ministry of Education has refuted allegations leveled against the sector minister over a training scheme scandal worth $1.2m.
Dr.Osei Yaw Adutwum, minister of education,was cited in an alleged phantom world bank training scheme of teachers costing $1.2 million.
In a release by the ministry today ,it was stated that,the ministry’s attention has been drawn to a publication making the rounds online in which the publishers wrongfully interpreted the facts regarding the training of teachers in Digital Literacy under the Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).
It further indicated that ,for the purpose(s) of clarity,it stated the matter as follows ;
Firstly,Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) uses Report Based Financing  (RBF)instrument where project finds are disbursed contingent on the achievement of pre-agreed result and independent verification of results.
Again,in 2020 ,the ministry secured additional $15m as COVID-19 global partnerships for Education Accelerated Funding to Better respond to disruptions of Education due to COVID-19.
Furthermore,under this component,One Performer Based Condition (PBC) against which disbursement is tied is teachers Trained in Digital Literacy.
Moresor,The  Ministry of Education was  expected to train 40,000 teachers in Digital Literacy to trigger disbursement of $1.2million.
In collaboration with Ghana Education Service,KA technologies had engaged to supply laptops to,and train teachers in digital literacy.
To ensure efficiency in the utilization of sector resources,the ministry leveraged the teacher training platform developed by KA technologies and National Teaching Council platforms for the provision of digital literacy literacy training.
Based on the evidence from the Kanton platform,a total of,41,860 teachers had  registered as participating in digital  literacy training on the KA technologies as of November,30th,2021.
Out of this total,40,042 had been through at least a course on digital literacy.
Similarly, teachers had access the NTC platform and were participating in the training.
Source: Foster

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