NAPO Reacts To $1.2M World Bank Saga
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh(NAPO), the former Education Minister, has claimed that during his term, the Ghana Education Service (GES) did not carry out the Teacher Training component of the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).
In a statement, he said, “under my watch as Education Minister, the Ghana Education Service (GES) did not undertake the Teacher training component of GALOP to warrant our claim for the said $1.2 million from World Bank.”
Read Full Statement Below:
NAPO STATES THE SIMPLE FACTS
26th May 2022
As immediate past Minister for Education, I believe it is important to clarify a number of issues pertaining to the story doing the media rounds regarding a World Bank project on teacher training thus;
1. Under my watch as Education Minister, the Ghana Education Service (GES) did not undertake the Teacher training component of GALOP to warrant our claim for the said $1.2m from World Bank.
2. The Digital Teacher Training under the KATechnology Teacher Laptop Program must not under any circumstances be confused with the GALOP Teacher Digital Literacy training program under National Teachers Council. KAT digital training isn’t a substitute for GALOP training. These are two different training programs.
3. As Education Minister I negotiated both programs and know that they are not the same.
I trust that this clarifies the matter.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh
(Former Minister for Education)