Deputy Director, Curriculum and Materials Development Section, Mad Barbara Okine

The development of materials is a critical task in ensuring the successful establishment


and management of classes.  The Materials Development Section is responsible for developing all relevant materials in fifteen Ghanaian languages and English for the National Functional Literacy Programme (NFLP).


The core functions of the Materials Development Section are:

  • Develop and produce relevant and quality NFE curricula, instructional materials and literacy sustaining supplementary materials for participants, neo-literates and programme implementers in 15 Ghanaian languages and in English.
  • Produce awareness creation and public education materials on the NFLP in collaboration with relevant Units.
  • Conceptualize and design new curricular and instructional materials for new projects.

To achieve this objective, it develops and produces relevant and quality basic literacy learning and teaching materials for learners, facilitators and programme implementers in 15 Ghanaian languages and in English.


The Basic Literacy component of the NFLP spans over a period of 21 months. During this period, the Facilitator takes learners through the Primer and Follow-up Readers. The Basic Literacy Unit oversees the development of primers, facilitators’ manuals and guides and coordinates the Pilot Vocational English Literacy Project.

The key objective of the Unit is to provide quality basic literacy materials to new groups in the adopted 15 Ghanaian Languages and English. The Unit works with writers, editors and illustrators to develop and produce local language Primers in 15 Ghanaian Languages of the NFLP; English Primers, Workbooks and Manuals; Instructional Manuals and Guides for programme implementers; Manuals for Pilot Vocational English Literacy Project and HIV and AIDS education and prevention activities in the NFED.


A market scene created by the Graphic and Desktop Unit.


A scene, portraying the Culture of the Northern Region

Units under the Material Development Section are: