The Government of Ghana has taken note of the recent stories in the international and local media regarding its decision to open negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for assistance. While we appreciate the continuing interest of the media in Ghana's affairs, we wish to correct a few basic errors of fact in these stories.
The Secondary Education Improvement Project is financed with a credit of US$156.0 million from the World Bank. It has the objectives of increasing access to senior secondary education in underserved districts and improving quality in low-performing senior high schools in Ghana. Specifically, the project seeks to: increase equitable access and participation in education at all levels; improve the quality of teaching and learning; bridge the gender gap; improve access to quality education for persons with disability; and improve the management of education service delivery.