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Florence Nimoh, UAB Print
Friday, 05 May 2017, 12:15 - 13:15

ENTER Seminar

Florence Nimoh, UAB

Evaluation of Educational Policies on Enrollment Rates in Ghana

Abstract : This paper analyses the effects of Ghana’s Educational Policies implemented in 2004 and 2005 (the Capitation Grants, School Feeding Program and Compulsory Kindergarten), on enrolment rates in Basic School by looking at the overall effects, as well as differential impacts on districts and individuals depending on their characteristics. Both district level data from the Ministry of Education and survey data from Ghana Demographic Health Survey reveal that, the policies led to an increase in the enrolment rates, with an overall increment in NER (GER) by 25% (10%) in 2006 and 11% (10%) in 2008 respectively at basic level. Whiles the district level reveal that on average, enrolment rates have since stabilized around those figures, the individual data show that these numbers have since decreased. Both data also show that, even with the increase in these indicators, there is still a disparity between the enrolment rates of the less affluent and the upper and middle class in the society and also, enrolment rates in the rural areas still lag behind those of the urban. However, there is no significant difference between attendance of boys and girls and also the gap that existed between the northern and the southern parts of Ghana has reduced.  

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