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Okaikwei North Education Directorate School Stakeholders On GEOP

The Okaikwei North Education Directorate have organized a day’s workshop to boost stakeholders understanding of the Ghana Education Outcomes Project (GEOP). GEOP is an additional funding program under GALOP designed to train, re-integrate and retain out of school children. Targeted at children between 8 to 16 in the rural areas and 8 to 18 years in the urban areas, the program is also intended to improve learning gains in schools delivered by service Providers. The workshop was attended by identifiable groups in the society including Assembly Members, Chiefs, teachers, representatives of the Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU), market women among others. Speaking at the workshop, Honourable Boye Laryea, the Municipal Chief Executive urged parents to take keen interest in the education of their wards. He said education was a great key children require to unlock their potentials. Honourable Laryea noted that it is the vision of the President to support the growth of education in the local level. The Okaikwei North MCE urged parents whose children have dropped out of school to endeavor to keep them children in school. Mrs. Cynthia Aboni, the Municipal Director Education explained that GEOP is an extension of GALLOP which primarily seeks to sustain children in school. Mrs. Rita Offei-Darko, the Human Resource Manager of the Education Department giving an overview of the program, noted that some children still fall below the standard despite the gains in the sector. She noted that under the program, tuition will be done in the local languages to facilitate better grasp of the knowledge imparted. Ophelia Larbi from the Special Education Unit stated that all persons with disability are also captured under the program.

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