At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana in October 2021, the Ministry of Education spent GH₵2 million on a COVID-19 Tracker App that was never used.
The app was intended to track COVID-19 cases in junior and senior high schools across the country. This was after the government launched the national COVID-19 Tracker App in April 2020.
However, the Auditor General’s report on the country’s expenditure on COVID-19 has revealed that the app was never used.
The ministry’s app was created under the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP). GALOP was a five-year project with the objective to improve the quality of education in low-performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana.
The project was jointly funded by the World Bank, the Department For International Development (DFID), and the Global Partnerships for Education (GPE).