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Implementation of T2E Plus Materials in ALL Public Basic Primary Schools for 2023 Academic Calendar

The Ghana Education Service as part of its Implementation of Transition to English (T2E) Plus Materials in all public Basic Primary Schools for the 2023 academic year has collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Learning, to develop Ghanaian Languages of Instruction Lesson Schedule and subsequently distributed to all Public Primary schools across the country as intended.

Regional and Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education urged to officially inform Heads/Teachers of Primary Schools on the Implementation of the T2E Plus Initiative for the 2023 academic year.

Management of the Ghana Education Service is therefore requesting Regional Directors of Education to officially inform Metro, Municipal, District Directors of Education to inform heads of Primary Schools to ensure strict adherence to the instruction lesson schedule for Basic 1, Basic 2, and Basic 3 for effective implementation of the T2E materials.

It is expected that all GALOP Schools supplied with the T2E Plus Program Materials will use the first two (2) weeks to finish training all teachers implementing the materials (Basic 1, Basic 2 & Basic 3) and conduct Baseline ASER before week 2 ends.

The Ghanaian Languages to be covered are Asante Twi, Akuapem Twi, Dagaare, Dagbani, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Gonja, Kasem & Nzema.

From the Instructional Lesson Schedule, a lesson must be taught everyday.

Find attached the full release and a sample of the Ghanaian Languages of Instruction Lesson Schedule for All Primary Schools.


On February 21, 2020, Ghana’s then Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh and USAID/Ghana Mission Director Sharon L. Cromer launched the end-line impact evaluation report for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Early Grade Reading program.  The ceremony, hosted by the Minister at the Ministry of Education (MoE), also saw the launch of the Distribution and Production of instructional materials for the Transition to English (T2E) activity.

The collaboration between USAID/Ghana and Ghana’s Ministry of Education is one of the key partnerships between the Republic of Ghana and the United States of America focused on promoting a quality education for Ghanaian children.  USAID’s “Partnership for Education: Learning” program – also known as “Learning” – has successfully advanced early grade reading for school children. With the support of USAID/Ghana, these much-awaited materials will also provide a rich reading environment in schools to ensure learners have access to books, which are critical to develop their reading skills.

From January 20th to 24th, 2020, USAID and the Ghana Education Service (GES) sent over 88,000 newly validated English and Ghanaian Language materials to 230 schools in 19 districts across the country. The materials include Teacher Guides, Learner’s books, Supplementary Readers, and classroom materials as well as Alphabet Charts expected to benefit over 18,000 B1 to B3 learners.

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These materials build upon nearly 3.1 million materials that were developed, printed, and distributed since the start of the 2017/2018 academic year.  In early January 2020, 73 master trainers were trained in the use of the “Transition to English” reading materials.  They included training participants from the MoE; national, regional and district offices of the GES; and from colleges and universities.  Then from January 13 through 23 of the year 2020, the master trainers then trained and supported more than 1,300 teachers, assistant headteachers, headteachers, curriculum leads, and circuit supervisors on the use of these materials and build their capacity to deliver engaging and effective reading lessons to improve children’s reading abilities.

USAID’s “Learning” program is a six-year activity that supports Ghana’s MoE, GES, and affiliated educational institutions to improve reading performance for early grade pupils in public primary schools.  Learning’s Early Grade Reading program is aligned with USAID’s global goal of “all children reading,” which was implemented from December 2014 through September 2019 using local Ghanaian languages for instruction.  During the 2017-2019 academic years, more than 7,200 schools in 100 districts implemented the Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) throughout 10 regions of Ghana.  More than 707,843 Kindergarten 2 and Primary 1 and 2 pupils benefited from the project, and over 51,000 teachers, Head Teachers and Curriculum Leads received high-quality instructional materials and training in innovative reading instruction methodology. The program has also improved overall accountability by using a Fidelity of Implementation (FOI) system that monitored lessons using tablets and real-time data to improve teaching and learning in schools.

A Transition to English (T2E) program is being implemented from October 2019 through September 2020 to demonstrate proof of concept in transferring reading skills from local languages to English. The T2E program builds on the EGRP program by utilizing a systematic phonics-based program with strong vocabulary, language comprehension, and writing that is aligned with and links to the newly introduced Ghanaian curriculum.

Key components of the Learning T2E program intervention is to make quality teaching and learning reading materials available and to build the capacity of teachers in use of these reading materials to support learners to develop reading skills of early grade students in English and Ghanaian languages.

USAID has also supported the MOE and GES, in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, to develop and validate context relevant teaching and learning materials in English and Ghanaian languages, including teacher guides, pupils books, supplementary readers, and classroom materials as well as alphabet charts, aligned to the new curriculum.


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