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.
The significance of this credit in improving access and quality of secondary education in the country cannot be over emphasized and we are thankful to the World Bank for the prompt response to H.E. The President’s request to process this facility expeditiously. In view of this the new loans that we are contracting currently have all been pre-programmed and their impact on our Debt Sustainability Analysis properly assessed. Emphasis is also being placed on economic and social projects that have significant short to long term impact on the economy.