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The constitution in 1992 makes basic education compulsory and right for all Ghanaians, and it's free. Basic education in Ghana is from 2 years of the kindergarten school and then followed by six years of primary then three good years of junior secondary school which is now junior high school. All together students have eleven years on this education level. The Un Development millennium goal wants Ghana to get a universal education by the year 2015. The government has introduced a captain grant for Ghana's basic education, this Captain grant took care of tuition fess made by this free education. Despite the gains the quality of basic education in Ghana has not only improved but has had a success. But the poorer rural areas lack behind in their education. Ghana's education of ministry is in charge of policy education and direction.Ghanas education service has offices nationwide which carries out the educational polices. In Ghana JHS 3 students which is year 12 in US, take examinations that is organized by West African Examinations Council. Almost 3000000 pupils have to do this exam. If a student doesn't pass these exams he/she would repeat grade which is awful.
This is Ghana's grading system for primary:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
And this is Us grading system its different form Ghana; A,B,C,D,E,F
Pre-school to the junior high every grade.
This is Ghana's grading system for secondary:A1 B2,B3 C4,C5,C6,D7,F9
And this is us grading system for secondary its almost similar to the us; A B C D E F
Senior school is more difficult.
This is Ghana's Tertiary education it's the same as the Us A B C D E F. (author)
Rural education in Ghana
In Ghana the pupil wear school uniform but those who can't afford just wear their normal clothes and the ones who don't have uniforms would be made fun of and laughed at by their fellow peers. And those who can't afford them go to work after school just to get school uniforms. The kind of work the do was sell mangoes, oranges, and pineapples e.t.c on the street for them to help themselves and their families. These people that don't have enough money, anytime they work and have money they save it for their school fees. And these are the kind of people who don't joke and play with their school work, they don't play because they are the ones who surfer before they find the money. This is one of my opinion: some students who are rich joke with their school work don't care because they don't care about their studies they think money is plugged out of trees, they are playing and having fun while their parents just spent the last minute working to get money for the family and some of them just wasting the money without even thinking about those people who don't have the money a looking for somebody to help them and for them to have a better future. Life is not fair sometimes, I feel sorry for some people.
In rural areas of Ghana children are expected to have their own supplies such as Notebooks, pens, pencil, colors, calculator, scissors, and exercise books all of those stationary set. Some teachers in Ghana have problems but that doesn't mean that the teachers don't teach well it is that if a child is lazy the teacher would beat him up until the laziness gets off him which is a good thing because the child would be serious, and they are doing this because if you don't start being serious since from a child you would never get serious when you grow up and your parents money would be wasted. On top of the money issues faced by parents teachers in rural areas of Ghana are under-paid. (Erin)
In Ghana there are 12,130 primary schools, 5450 junior secondary school, 503 senior secondary schools, also 21 training colleges and also 2 diploma awarding.
Senior secondary education: students enter senior secondary after Basic school. Students in Ghana take a combination of three subjects sometimes four and they take a number of core subject's examples: science student can study Additional math, chemistry, biology.
Tertiary Education: it's mainly the entrance to university by examining completion of the senior school, enlarges to almost 2million, primary 1.3 million, 107600 secondary, middle 489000, technical 21,280, teacher training 11,3000,university 5,600.the education is mainly in English not other languages. (Rural education in ghana)
Education for empowerment
In Ghana the IBIS is committed to Education for everyone and millennium development goals by affording poverty between the development of education in Ghana.th kids in remote areas of Ghana still have the right to have a better education its complosory.there are three northern regions were target by EFE programmed which is 48%application of age kids in this regions are out of school, this are the large number of kids who were not registered in the school which is the lack of traditional barriers and poverty the children are facing every single day in Ghana.
Alliance for Change in Education
What I believe is that every child has the right to take education because education is the Childs best opportunity to become a successful woman or man in this life. The ACE programmed works with citizens, communities and civil society organizations.
Wing schools were mainly addressed to reach kids in populated areas of Ghana, but some areas in Ghana doesn't have enough kids to send to an ordinary primary school. (AUTHOR)
Tamaligu Wingschool, Gushegu, Ghana. Photo: Lotte Aersoe
This is a picture of a wing school in Ghana.
In Ghana there is a dropout rate, in primary the dropout rate is 1.1%for District. In junior Secondary school the level of dropout is 1.45.the level consist of adolescents that beg for money. Teachers Furniture are made out of wood.