The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with USAID Ghana on September 7, 2021, launched the Transition To English (T2E) Plus Program to improve Ghanain children reading.
GES in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the held at the Alisa Hotel was to recognize the collaborative efforts of the Government of Ghana and the U.S Government to support over 5,000 schools in all 16 regions.
According to the Education Service, the Program will air supplemental radio reading lessons nationwide; conduct training, coaching, and mentoring for primary 1 through primary 3 teachers and education personnel.
“The Transition To English (T2E) Plus Program through the USAID Partnership for Education: Learning Activity will also provide teaching and learning materials for pupils, caregivers, and teachers,” the Service stated in the post.
It also said trained teachers through this program will use National Council for Curriculum Assessment-validated materials in English and the official Ghanaian Languages of Instruction (GLOI) to teach pupils to read.
“In addition to in-classroom support, pre-recorded, interactive radio reading lessons will be aired in classrooms and on targeted Regional radio stations to complement lessons to improve the reading of Ghanaian children,” GES added.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum at the launch of the T2E program on Tuesday inaugurated a Steering Committee (SC) chaired by Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour.
The SC according to Yaw Osei Adutwum will provide guidance in the implementation of the T2E Plus program; make recommendations for improvement, and provide regular feedback to the Minister for Education.