Closing the Inequality Gap in Children's Educational Attainment in Ghana - A Research Brief

Sosu, Edward and Nyarko, Nana Yaa and Fleischer-Djoleto, Diane and Mtika, Peter and Pimenta, Sofia and Wilson, Claire and Nyartsikor, Maxwell (2019) Closing the Inequality Gap in Children's Educational Attainment in Ghana - A Research Brief. [Report]

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    Abstract

    Many children in Ghana face challenges of access to quality education. There are also significant inequalities in the education system with children from more disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g., low income, rural) performing well below those from better-off backgrounds (e.g., high income, urban). This inequality is starkly represented by the so-called 'zero percent' schools where no child from a Junior Secondary School in that school progresses to secondary school. This brief report summarises findings from our research into the nature of educational inequalities from preschool to the end of primary school, and examines the key reasons for this gap in attainment.