About 300 private school owners, managers, and leaders in four regions of Ghana are receiving training to enhance their capacity and skills to deliver quality education to their students. The training is part of a partnership program between the Global School Leaders (GSL) and the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), which aims to enhance the capacity and skills of the participants to improve the quality and accessibility of private education in Ghana, especially Low-Fee Private Schools (LFPSs) mostly established in the rural and deprived areas.

Mr. Emmanuel Laryea Kwei - Facilitator (Left), Ms Ama Boa-Amponsem - GSL coordinator (Middle), Dr. Bright Honu Facilitator (Right)

Mr. Emmanuel Laryea Kwei – Facilitator (Left), Ms Ama Boa-Amponsem – GSL coordinator (Middle), Dr. Bright Honu Facilitator (Right)

The training, which started on January 18 and will end by March end, covers topics such as school management, pedagogy, assessment, leadership, and innovation. The program also involves mentoring, coaching sessions, peer learning, and networking opportunities.

Dr. Bright Honu facilitating the training session.

Dr. Bright Honu facilitating the training session.

The program targets 100 low-fee private schools (LFPSs) in the Upper West, Central, Western North, and the savannah regions of Ghana, where private schools face challenges such as low enrollment, poor infrastructure, untrained teachers, and low performance. It seeks to empower such schools with the skills and resources to enhance their quality and results.

The GSL and GNAPS are both non-governmental organizations that work to promote and support the development of private education in Ghana. They have collaborated with various stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Education, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the National Inspectorate Board, and the Ghana Education Service, to ensure the program’s best and most sustainable education service delivery.

The program is part of a larger initiative by the GSL and GNAPS to improve the quality and accessibility of private education in Ghana, especially in the rural and deprived areas. The initiative also includes advocacy and collaboration to support LFPSs in Ghana.

 

Private education plays a vital role in the development of Ghana’s human capital and economy, as it provides alternative and diverse options for learners and parents. The two partners believe that by investing in the training and development of private school leaders, they are contributing to the improvement of the education sector and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.