The developments in SfL’s CBE Programme, between 1995 and 2005, among others, attracted the attention of the Government (MoE/GES), which led to the commissioning of a study on complementary education systems in Ghana in 2006, with a focus in Northern Ghana, and with particular emphasis on School for Life. The results of the study showed commendable merit in the School for Life model for tackling the out-of-school children phenomenon and gradually resulted in the drafting of a CBE Policy by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2007, based on the School for Life model.



To aid the start-up of the nation-wide Ghana CBE Programme, SfL provided technical expertise that joined DFID consultants to refine SfL materials into standardised form for use in the Ghana CBE Programme. SfL also provided technical support to the Management Unit of the Ghana CBE Programme in the form of training of CBE Trainers, translation and transposition of CBE materials from English to target Ghanaian Languages and provision of various resource documents.

The Government of Ghana has recognised the success of the method, and is currently in the process of working with civil society organisations to replicate the program nationwide, through the Complementary Basic Education Policy.  School for Life is an implementing partner in the nationwide rollout, funded by DFID.