Access to Basic Education in Ghana: The Evidence and the Issues

Akyeampong, Kwame, Djangmah, Jerome, Oduro, Abena, Seidu, Alhassan and Hunt, Frances (2007) Access to Basic Education in Ghana: The Evidence and the Issues. Project Report. Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), Falmer, UK and Winneba, Ghana.

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The analysis of access to education in Ghana builds on the Ministry of Education Sector Performance Report and the World Bank sector studies. Though access has improved it remains uneven and has not grown as fast enough to reach universal levels of participation in primary school and JSS by 2015. More needs to be understood about the reasons for stalled growth. Repetition and drop out remain significant at the beginning and end of primary. Overage entry appears stubbornly resistant to attempts to enroll all children, especially girls, at the age of six. Regional variations in access and participation are such that as many as 40% of school age children are not enrolled in some parts of the country, especially in the North. And levels of achievement suggest that further expansion risks increasing the numbers who learn little of what is required to assure sustained literacy and numeracy. This analysis identifies gaps in current research and maps out a programme of empirical enquiry.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: Country Analytic Review (CAR), Ghana
Keywords: international education, educational access, Ghana, basic education, inclusion, exclusion, enrolment
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa. Oceania)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Elena Dennison
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:52
Google Scholar:28 Citations

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