Ghanaian Education and the Voucher System

549 WordsJan 28, 20182 Pages
Ghanaian Education and The Voucher System For years, the Ghanaian Ministry of Education and the Ghana Educational service have experienced successes and difficulties in raising educated people in a country that has just reached middle-income status. These institutions acknowledge that without proper planning of education, a functioning structure and effective knowledge and skill acquisition, the country will not develop with its own efforts and Ghana will be dependent on outside forces to manage its economy. One of the biggest issues that confronts Ghana however is that, due to high costs of education and high drop-out rates, there are still thousands of children who are not able to climb through the ladder of education to the tertiary level. The numbers that drop out after every major stage are alarming and most government policies on education have not been able to solve this. The highest rate of drop that is of most concern occurs between the transitions from Junior High School to Senior high school. For any country, this should be alarming. The reasons every child does not get into a Senior High school is mainly that they either cannot afford the school or they cannot get into the few competitive slots. This paper seeks to suggest why the government may be better off providing vouchers for students to go to private schools that will complement the already existing public schools. Formal Education was introduced to Ghana(formerly Gold Coast) by colonial powers as
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