The Complementary Education Agency launched two of their flagship programmes. These are the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Cycle 9 and Remedial Education Programme. The two programmes further, opens up the opportunities to gain education outside the formal classroom. The launch was eminent, because, the issue of out-of-school children strikes at the core of the heart of development of any nation, and Ghana is not an exception. Hence, this was an effort to change the narrative in Ghana.
Mrs. Catherine Appiah-Pinkra, the former Director, General Administration of the Ministry of Education has been appointed the Executive Director of the Complementary Education Agency. Mrs. Appiah-Pinkra succeeds Mr. Francis Asumadu, who retired from active service this year, 2023. Mrs. Appiah-Pinkra comes to the office with overwhelming experience, considering her work with various Ministries. She has been an integral part of the Agency over the years. Hence, she is not new to the programmes and activities of the Agency.<<Read More>>
THIS IS A SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE AG. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION AGENCY AT THE TRANSITIONING OF ACCELERATED LEARNING PROGRAMME COHORT ONE LEARNER INTO MAINSTREAM SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME DURBAR HELD AT SAVELUGU M/A EXPERIMENTAL ASCHOOL ON TUESDAY, THE 28TH NOVEMBER, 2023
I am delighted to be part of this transitioning ceremony today. It is always refreshing to see the out-of-school Children progress to the next stage of the education ladder. I grasp this singular opportunity to congratulate you, the graduates and hope you keep focusing on your education. I also acknowledge the Ghana Education Outcome Project (GEOP) for their relentless service to ensure these children get back to the classroom. Mr. Chairman, Frederick Douglass once said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free”. The Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) is a strategy to offer a second chance to these future leaders,<<Read More>>
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa highly commended the efforts of the Acting Executive Director of Complementary Education Agency, Mr. Emmanuel Ntim, in transforming the then Non Formal Education Division to Complementary Education Agency with an expanded mandate. The Honorable Volta Regional Minister, who was accompanied by the Eastern Regional Minister, Honorable Seth Kwame Acheampong, was speaking at a sensitization workshop organized by the Agency on 9th of November, 2023 to educate staff on the new Scheme of Service developed by the Agency.<<Read More>>
The collaborative partnership between the Complementary Education Agency and Luminous, Ghana, was taken a notch higher by the two institutions. The quest to share information as a regulator within the Complementary Education space and provider of Complementary Basic Education has upticked the partnership between the two institutions. Mr. Emmanuel Ntim, the Ag. Executive Director of CEA indicated that the interest of the Agency is in the areas with high rates of out-of-school children. Hence, the focus will be on the Northern, Upper West and Western Regions, with a target of 20,000.<<Read More>>
Mr. Emmanuel Ntim, the Ag. Executive Director of Complementary Education Agency gave a presentation on the overview of the achievements, and challenges of the Agency to the Rotary Club of Accra-North. This was at the invitation of the Rotarians at Labadi Beach Hotel. The Rotary Club is a philanthropic organization of astute men and women from various professional backgrounds. Mr. Ntim exquisitely presented the content with dexterity, while the Rotarians listened attentively in a well-organized and orderly arrange hall. Financial spreadsheet indicating the required budget for the Agency, what is received and the shortfalls was also shared.<<Read More>>
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiated 8th September every year as International Literacy Day in 1966. Its first celebration took place in 1967. The annual commemoration raises awareness about the relevance of literacy to the development of individuals, communities and nations. Again, the celebration reminds institutions, societies and governments that literacy is a human right and a matter of dignity. This year, we celebrate on the theme “Promoting Literacy for a World in Transition: Building the Foundation for Sustainable and Peaceful Societies”.<<Read More>>
As part of the activities marking the year-long Accra World Book Capital (AWBC) 2023, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Complementary Education Agency, Centre for National Distance Learning and Open School (CENDLOS) and Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) organized a day’s training workshop for forty (40) out-of-school children in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The training was part of the process of transitioning the children to formal school. Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, the Executive Director of CENDLOS, indicated the relevance of ICT in the current dispensation.<<Read More>>
The subject of out-of-school children remains the mandate and preoccupation of the Complementary Education Agency (CEA). The narrative of the phenomenon can change through collaborative efforts, a fact the Agency is not oblivious of. Hence, collaborating with Ghanaian and foreign partners to change the account is the adopted hallmark of the Agency. Luminos is an organization that offers an alternative learning pathway for out-of-school children and has teamed up with the Complementary Education Agency to run an out-of-school programme dubbed Community of Excellence in Ghana.<<Read More>>
The Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) has donated logistics to the Complementary Education Agencyof the Ministry of Education. The items include office tables, conference tables, and swivel chairs. Additionally, a Pickup vehicle and computers were also promised as part of the generous donation by the FCDO.Mrs. Rita Tetteh, Risk, Procurement and Finance Manager of the Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office, indicated that passion moves them to work behind the scenes to support education.<<Read More>>
Ghana has won the World Book Capital for 2023, dubbed the Accra World Book Capital 2023. It is a programme that encourages reading a book. The year-long programme is themed: “Reading to Connect Minds for Social Transformation”. The event brought together dignities from Ghana and around the world. The President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, officially launched the Accra World Book Capital 2023 at the Accra International Conference Center.<<Read More>>
The Complementary Education Agency (CEA) has organized a Trainer of Trainers (ToT) workshop for onward training of the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Facilitators for Out-Of-School Children (OOSC). AJ Plaza Hotel, Techiman, the Bono East Regional Capital, hosted the six-day trainers’ workshop. The Complementary Education Agency is mandated to deliver Complementary Basic Education in Ghana. The CEA is in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reach out to five thousand (5,000) out-of-school children in six districts of three Regions.<<Read More>>
CEA TO BECOME THIRD FORCE OF EDUCATION PROVISION IN GHANA
The Complementary Education Agency (CEA) has held a National Stakeholders Consultative Workshop at Capital View Hotel, Koforidua the Eastern Region. The workshop aimed at soliciting the input of stakeholders towards drafting three documents: the Legislative Instrument, Complementary Education Policy and Resource Mobilization Strategy. It was the third in a three-part series of workshops, which saw different stakeholders meet earlier at the Northern and Southern Zones.<<Read More>>
The first of three-part series of stakeholder’s consultative workshops for the development of the Complementary Education Agency Act 2020 (Act 1055) Legislative Instrument (LI), Complementary Education Policy (CEP) and Resource Mobilization Strategy documents took place at NODA Hotel Fumesua in the Ashanti Region. The five-day programme brought together stakeholders from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the District Assemblies.<<Read More>>
MY FIRST DAY AT LITERACY CLASS, 2023
As part of measures to deepen and entrench the morale of Learners in the Functional Literacy Programme, the Management of the Complementary Education Agency (CEA) has initiated a programme dubbed “MY FIRST DAY AT LITERACY CLASS”. The Day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of February. It is an open day of interaction between Learners and CEA <<Read More>>.
According to the Complementary Education Agency Act 2020 (Act 1055) there are four major mandates charged to the organization to deliver on. One of them is Remedial classes for both Junior and Senior High School graduates, who could not make good grades that will see them transition to the next level of their education. This mandate offers a second chance to students to realize their dreams.<<Read More>>.
The Non-Formal Education Division has gained an Agency Status and it is now known as the Complementary Education Agency with an Act of Parliament, ACT (1055, 2020). The mandate of the Division has been expanded to cover the following functions << Read More >>
The Band includes – Highlife, Calypso, Francophone, Soka, Lover’s Rock, Hip life, Reggae, Salsa, Dancehall, and Jazz. We equally entertain and educate our audience with spectacular drama and musical performances. In addition, the band composes theme songs for various occasions, provided there is prior notice of twenty one (21) days to the occasion. The Band also has a theatre group that enacts sketches on developmental issues on Health, Education, Environment and Civic responsibilities.<<Open CEA Facebook>>