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Education Needs Assessment for the City of Kumasi, Ghana

Moumie Maoulidi

Title:
Education Needs Assessment for the City of Kumasi, Ghana
Author(s):
Maoulidi, Moumie
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Millennium Cities Initiative
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Series:
MCI Social Sector Working Paper Series
Part Number:
13/2010
Publisher:
Millennium Cities Initiative
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This needs assessment presents the financial, human resources and infrastructure requirements needed to provide universal primary education to all children in the city of Kumasi, Ghana. It also addresses some of the challenges facing pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as the informal education sector. The latest available data show that, in terms of primary school enrollment and completion, Kumasi is doing relatively well. Gross enrollment rates (GER) improved from 71 to 85 percent between 2001 and 2008. Primary school completion rates (PCR) are also improving. In 2008/09, 84 percent of students completed primary school, as compared to a national average of 78 percent. Yet, while gender parity has almost been attained in terms of enrollment, there is still a gap in terms of completion, with 87 percent of boys completing the primary school cycle in 2008 as against 81 percent for girls.
Subject(s):
African studies
Education
Area planning and development
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Suggested Citation:
Moumie Maoulidi, 2010, Education Needs Assessment for the City of Kumasi, Ghana, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10639.

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