Akwasi Addae-Boahene is a strategic management, education policy and reform expert, with strong experience in the design and management of education programs. He has 26 years of direct management experience implementing successful programs in education and policy reform with the Government of Ghana and 23 years’ experience working with International Development Organisations. Mr. Akwasi Addae-Boahene is currently the Chief Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Education's Secretariat for Education Policy, Institutional and Curriculum reform. Before taking up his current role at the Ministry, Mr. Addae-Boahene was the Chief Technical Adviser and National Programme Manager of the FCDO funded Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in Ghana implemented by Cambridge Education. From 2013 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of Associates for Development Partnerships and was the Country Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) in Ghana from 2004 to 2013. As Country Director for WUSC, he was responsible for a portfolio of education and community development projects implemented in Ghana, with funding from USAID, CIDA and others. In addition, Mr. Addae-Boahene was the Chief of Party for the Ghana Education Decentralization Project (GEDP) funded by USAID and implemented by WUSC in collaboration with Ghana's Ministry of Education from 2010 to 2012, and Project Director for the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai District Development Project. He was briefly the Director for Field Operations for the SHAPE Project implemented by World Education based in Boston, USA and funded by USAID/Ghana in 2004, and the Associate Director for Field Activities of the Community School Alliances (CSA) Project, a component of the USAID funded Quality Improvement in Primary Schools (QUIPS) Program in Ghana from 1998 to December 2003.
Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah
Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah is the Board Chair of T-TEL. He is also the Key Adviser for Curriculum Reform, and the Executive Chair of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), a programme that has produced free study units for improving classroom practice across thirteen different countries. Prof. Anamuah-Mensah was the Director of School and Community Science and Technology Studies and now Director of the Institute for Educational Research and Innovation Studies at the University of Education, Winneba. He is the Chairman of Open Learning Exchange, an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of learning in Ghanaian schools through the use of technology and especially, the creation of an open digital education library accessible online and offline. He was also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and for nine years Prof. Anamuah-Mensah was the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of University of Education Winneba (UEW), the first university in Africa dedicated to teacher education.
Professor Jonathan Fletcher
Key Advisor, Teaching & Learning Partnerships
Professor Jonathan Fletcher is the Key Advisor for Teaching and Learning Partnerships. He is a specialist mathematics educator, teacher trainer and assessment consultant. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics (Valuations) from the University of Reading, MSc (Numeracy) from the London South Bank University, MA (Education) and PhD (Mathematics Education) from the University of London and Certificate in Coaching from the Oxford Brooke’s University, all in the United Kingdom. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance (CILG), Chair of the Ghana Chapter of CILG and a member of the Technical Committee of the Ghana Teacher Task Force.
Professor Fletcher has taught mathematics and education in British and Ghanaian universities and is a former head of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Mathematics at University College London, University of London and a former Deputy Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Cape Coast. Professor Jonathan Fletcher is the current Dean of the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Ghana and a Council Member of the World Education Research Association. He has published extensively, and his publications include books on mathematics as well as studies on teaching and learning of mathematics, assessment in education, teacher professional development and teacher performance appraisal.
Dr. Sam Awuku
Key Advisor, Leadership for Learning & Institutional Development
Dr. Sam Awuku is the Key Advisor for Leadership for Learning and Institutional Development. He worked as an Education and Development Consultant who supported the T-TEL programme as the Key Adviser for the Policy, Leadership, Institutional Development and Communications workstream. Sam’s work at T-TEL has brought about a huge transformation in how Ghanaian Colleges of Education are led and governed. Through a comprehensive strategy and cutting-edge college improvement coaching and leadership professional development, Colleges of Education can now boast of robust institutional strengthening systems. Regulatory bodies such as the National Accreditation Board, National Council for Tertiary Education, National Teaching Council, National Inspectorate Board and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment have all benefited from Sam’s technical support through T-TEL.
An alumnus of the UCL Institute of Education, UK with a Ph.D., Dr. Sam Awuku’s areas of expertise are: education technology and development policies, organisational development, quality assurance in education, inclusive education, curriculum development, mathematics education, leadership and governance of NGOs and public engagement. During the COVID-19 school closures, Sam led the Virtual Learning Taskforce set up by NCTE and T-TEL to provide Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning in all 46 Colleges of Education. This initiative has enabled over 85% of student teachers to receive remote teaching during the second semester of the 2019/20 school year.
International Teacher Education Curriculum Expert
Bea Noble Rogers is an educationalist with extensive experience having worked at a national level with initial teacher trainers (ITT), local authorities (LAs) and schools. The most significant feature her work is the ability to conceive and negotiate highly effective solutions to secure educational development and the constructive interpretation and implementation of National priorities. Key areas of work have been: developing training for literacy and phonics in ITT, improving and increasing the roles of school in ITT partnerships and evaluating and supporting high quality practice in ITT. Working directly with ITT providers through: consultation, the development of materials and the evaluation and review of performance has provided Bea with an outstanding opportunity to learn about the principles, and to influence the practices, of outstanding teacher education.
Key Advisor, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI)
Dinah is a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Consultant who has advised a variety of organisations including T-TEL where she is currently GESI Key Adviser. Dinah has particular expertise in issues of gender based violence and gender inclusion in education.
Dr. Eric Ananga
Key Advisor, Key Phase 5 Curriculum Development & Implementation
Dr. Eric Ananga is an experienced researcher and educationalist, specializing in international education and development and the designing and conducting of both quantitative and qualitative research. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. He also has substantial experience in developing educational policy. Dr. Ananga helped to conduct a national situational analysis of Ghana’s Education Sector, The State of Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education and led the development of Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan 2018-2030, Teacher Education Reform Policy, National Teachers Standards and National Teacher Education Curriculum Framework and Ghana’s first Early Childhood Education policy, the costed implementation plan, implementation guideline, and the policy’s monitoring, evaluation and learning framework among others. He possesses a strong working knowledge of education systems and system reform and transformation and has been involved in conducting the annual performance evaluation of all the agencies of Ghana’s Ministry of Education. Dr. Eric Ananga has a Bachelor of Education in Social Studies Education from the University of Education Winneba, Ghana, a Master of Science in Development Planning and Management Studies from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and the University of Dortmund, Germany. He also holds a PhD in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex, UK.
Key Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation
Rich Tobin is the Key Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation.
Avril Abena Kudzi
Programme Lead, Jacobs Foundation
Avril Abena Kudzi
Avril is a Senior Consultant and an experienced Team Leader with over 20 years of experience in managing programmes and teams in Ghana and West Africa. She has highly developed skills in building relationships and engaging stakeholders for effective implementation of programme as well as knowledge of governance institutions, structures and processes. Mrs. Kudzi works with T-TEL as a full-time consultant and doubles as Jacobs Foundation’s country-lead.
Her technical expertise includes Education, Health (maternal and child), Adolescent Reproductive Health, Child Protection, Behaviour Change Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, and Gender. Avril has a strong track record in team leadership, including line management of regionally based staff and managing teams to implement results-oriented projects on agreed timelines. She is a personable and passionate leader who strives to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised.