Girl Child Education 7,256 Ghanaian girls dropped out of school in 2 yrs

According to a recent report about 7,256 girls dropped out of school in Ghana’s Eastern Region between the 2010 and 2012 academic years.

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About 7,256 girls, dropped out of school in Ghana’s Eastern Region between the 2010 and 2012 academic years.

According to a report published by The Chronicle of Ghana the students are from six districts of the region; Ayensuano, Upper Manya, Birim North, Upper West Akim, and Kwahu Afram Plains North and South.

The report stated that of the 21,537 girls who enrolled in Junior High School 1 (JHS) in 2010, only 14,281 sat for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2012.

Going by these figures, 7,256 of the girls, representing 33.69 per cent, dropped out.

Lack of parental guidance, poverty, and teachers not creating enabling environments, were some of the factors blamed for the massive dropout rates.

The Regional Coordinator in-charge of the Girl-Child Education Unit, Cynthia Anim, told The Chronicle that the region needs to fight the alarming falling standard of education among girls.

She revealed that the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) is already mapping out strategies to curb the dropout rate and its related challenges on the education of girls.

Also speaking on the dropout rates, the The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong, told the paper that the Regional Coordinating Council, in collaboration with the Girl-Child Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service, had initiated a two-year strategic plan dubbed Eastern Regional Girl-Child Education Improvement Project, aimed at reducing the dropout rate among girls by 70 per cent, and teenage pregnancy by 50 per cent in the affected districts.

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