The development objective of the Education Sector Support Program Project for Gambia is to increase access to early childhood development and basic education and improve quality of teaching and learning. It has three components. First component, enhancing access to ECD and basic education aim is to expand inclusive education for all, with an emphasis on geographic and economic disparities, gender, students with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups, through a blend of demand side and supply side interventions. This component constitutes a selection of carefully chosen interventions, based on previous pilot approaches and priority areas, to increase access to early and basic education. This component has two sub-component. (i) expanding the network of basic and ECD classrooms; and (ii) expanding opportunities and access for out-of-school children; Second component, improving quality of teaching and learning aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning through: (i) sequenced revision of the curriculum for ECD through Grade ; and (ii) the development of a coherent framework for teacher training and management to improve teacher effectiveness. The aim is to strengthen the curriculum with a focus on core subjects, while in parallel, developing a strategic teacher training and management policy as a means to improve classroom practices and ultimately learning outcomes.It has three sub-component. (i) curriculum revision and implementation; (ii) improved teacher training and professional development; and teacher recruitment and deployment; Third component, technical and institutional support will support capacity building for evidence based decision making in the sector.
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