Education Needs Assessment for the City of Kumasi, Ghana

Maoulidi, Moumie

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.

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Millennium Cities Initiative
Millennium Cities Initiative
MCI Social Sector Working Paper Series, 13/2010
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July 6, 2011