Only 3 out of 10 primary school children in the Northern Region are likely to enjoy free SHS, According To Africa Education Watch. [Here is why in summary]

      Only 3 out of 10 primary school children in the Northern Region are likely to enjoy free SHS, According To Africa Education Watch. [Here is why in summary]

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      The Northern Region situation is not too different from the other four (4) northern regions and Oti.

      According to the CEO of Africa Education Watch who presented this information in his Facebook wall:

      “The Northern Region is one of the poorest in Ghana.

      Only 55% of children complete primary school in the region (UNICEF, 2020). Distance to school and poverty are major drivers.

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      Out of those who complete primary school, 28% are unable to enter JHS mainly because majority (60%) of primary schools in the Northern Region do not have a JHS (CDD, 2022).

      Out of those who enter JHS 1, 16% dropout again before JHS 3. Distance commuted to JHS is key, with some students walk more than 10 km a day in Zabzugu and Tatale Sanguli (Eduwatch, 2021).

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      After BECE, based on the national average of 90% JHS-SHS transition which is a huge improvement due to the free SHS and the ‘removal’ of admission cut offs, only 10% of the candidates dropout before secondary.

      In summary, only 3 out of 10 primary school children in the Northern Region are likely to enjoy free SHS.

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      If government wants to increase equitable access to SHS, it must first, urgently fix the huge Primary-JHS transition gaps in underserved regions by providing reasonable access to primary and JHS.

      I am very worried i am not seeing the urgency. Our Northern brothers seem unperturbed. Those with infulence are busy preaching power.

       

      The Northern Region situation is not too different from the other four (4) northern regions and Oti” he concluded.

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