The quality education component of GESS aims to transform the life chances of girls and boys through improved access to learning opportunities and improved quality of education in primary and secondary schools.

The quality education component of the second phase of GESS seeks to improve access to education for girls and boys through:

  • Support to primary Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) through which we aim to reach 47,500 learners.
    • Development of ALP schemes of work
    • Training for ALP Management Committees
    • Support to Capitation Grants system
  • Support to Community Girls’ Schools (CGS)
    • Training to CGS Management Committees
    • Support to Capitation Grants system

The quality education component of the second phase of GESS seeks to improve the quality of education for girls and boys through:

  • Raising quality of teachers through:
    • School-based Teacher Professional Development Programme through which we aim to reach 2,500 teachers with training.
      • Training for Head Teachers focused on providing support to teachers
      • Pedagogy training for teachers
    • Accelerated Secondary Education for Primary Teachers through which we aim to reach 2,500 learners. 
      • Operationalisation of Accelerated Secondary Education for primary school teachers who have not completed secondary education. We aim to reach 2,500 learners through Accelerated Secondary Education.
    • Intensive English Course for teachers
      • Implementation of Intensive English Course for primary school teachers participating in Accelerated Secondary Education
    • Improving school governance
      • Development of training materials for School Management Committees (SMC) and Boards of Governors (BoGs) training. We aim to reach 4,500 SMCs/BoGs through trainings.
      • Training for untrained SMC/BoG
      • Implementation of refresher training for trained SMC/BoG
      • Training for SMC/BoG on teachers’ attendance monitoring
      • Training for SMC/BoG on learners’ attendance monitoring
    • Personal development programme for girls and boys through which we hope to reach 70,000 mentees
      • Design of curriculum for school-based Personal Development Programme with career guidance elements for P7, P8, S1 – S2 learners.
      • Setting up school clubs through which Personal Development Programme will be implemented.
      • Training for peer-mentors who will implement the Personal Development Programme in schools
      • Organisation of career fairs.
    • Pilot Remedial Education Programme – BRIDGE
      • Remedial English Programme for P3 graduates.
      • Remedial Mathematics Programme for P3 graduates.
    • Capacity building programme for Education Managers
      • Design and implementation of training programme for Payam Education Supervisors (PES) to reach 500 PES.
      • Design and implementation of training for County Education Departments (CED), State Ministry of Education (SMoE) staff and other education managers on inclusive management of education sector to reach 1,000 education managers across the country.

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