School for Life (SfL) is a non-governmental organization in Northern Ghana that works to strengthen civil society’s role in improving access to relevant quality education by functioning as lead organization in delivering, demonstrating and advocating for mother-tongue based complementary basic education in underserved areas of Ghana.
In line with SfL’s mission of working to improve quality basic education in Ghana, the organization is partnering with IBIS Ghana, the Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Northern Regional Directorate of Education to organize a two day forum on education. The forum which is slated for April 28th and 29th 2014 is aimed at providing education stakeholders in the region the platform to deliberate on the current developmental challenges confronting the education sector in Northern Region, and come out with workable solutions to surmount the identified challenges. The forum will also afford the public the opportunity to discuss the utilization of donor funds and the Ghana Partnership for Education Grant in particular. This is ultimately meant to assess the impact of the donor funds on performance at the basic education level in Northern Region and to come out with more effective ways of utilizing the funds to better education delivery and performance at the basic level.
To this effect, districts are selected to make presentations on the progress of basic education in their respective districts in the past three years. Importantly, sub-themes bothering on Teachers supply and distribution, Pupil-Teacher contact hours, Girl child education and Education finance sources and utilization will be identified and groups formed around them for discussions. Key solutions and strategies identified will pave way for district-specific action plans which will be monitored by the Regional Coordinating Council.
Stand by for more details from the Forum…