State of Education in ghana
Nearly 623,500 children of primary school age are still not enrolled in primary school and one out of four children in the kindergarten age range (from four to five years of age) are not in preschool.
Ghana has made great strides in the education space, with youth literacy rate jumping from 71 to 86 percent between 2000 and 2010, and the gross enrollment rate in secondary education increasing from 57 percent in 2012 to 73 percent in 2017. That being said, Ghana’s education system continues to struggle with a shortage of trained teachers, poor learning outcomes despite increased enrollment rates and disparities between rural and urban regions.
Population (2019): 30.4 million
Population under age of 15 (2016): 39%
Pre-primary age children not enrolled in kindergarten: 25%
Those illiterate in 15-24 year age range: 434,946
Ratio of pre-primary teachers to students: 39:1