Diabene secures kindergarten block

A section of the new school block

A section of the new school block

A modern kindergarten school complex, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Diabene community of the Western Region, has been inaugurated.

The 100,000 dollar facility houses two classrooms, a staff room, a dining hall, restrooms, and a playground.

It is one of the schools funded by the USAID under its Partnership for Education programme being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Launched in 2014, the programme aims to improve the reading skills of at least 2.8 million primary school pupils in the country by 2019.

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson and Western Regional Minister John Evans Aidoo jointly inaugurated the facility on Tuesday, which is expected to boost early childhood education in the area.

According to Ambassador Jackson, the US government in the past ten years, has supported the construction of more than 350 schools in Ghana.

Through this partnership, he said USAID supports teacher training, rigorous student assessment, improved school management systems, and the provision of quality textbooks and other learning materials, the release stated.

“I would like to take this moment to commend the Ministry of Education for being such a steadfast partner in the quest to usher in transformative change,” said Ambassador Jackson at the inaugural ceremony.

Improving the quality of basic education, he said, remained key to ensuring long-term health and economic growth in Ghana.

The goal of USAID/Ghana’s education programme is to ensure that children are given the foundational skills to read with understanding in the early grades of primary school.

USAID’s activities in Ghana is to improve the quality of reading instruction, strengthen the management of educational institutions, improve accountability and transparency between parents, schools and local government, and help communities to contribute to student and teacher performance.


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