Ranking Of Ethnic Groups In Ghana Based On Their Out-of-school Children At The Primary Level By UNICEF. [Gruma ethnic leading the pack. Ewe and Akans competing]

      Ranking Of Ethnic Groups In Ghana Based On Their Out-of-school Children At The Primary Level By UNICEF. [Gruma ethnic leading the pack. Ewe and Akans competing]

      Highlights

      1. “At the primary level, 7 per cent of children are out-of-school, but some groups have higher out-of-school rates than others. For example, children from the poorest wealth quintile and children belonging to the Guan, Gruma, and Mole Dagbani ethnic groups have higher out-of-school rates compared to their peers from other groups”, according to UNICEF reports (unicef.org/resources)

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      2. No matter the level of unity in the country, Ghana, there are rivalries over a lot of things including level of education by each ethnic group. Find below the rankings of ethnic groups in the country based on their children’s out-of-school rates at the primary level.

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      The definition for out-of-school children simply means the number of children who should be in school, but for whatever reason, those children are not in school. The rankings are:

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      1. Gruma 21%

      2. Guan 14%

      3. Mole Dagbani 12%

      4. Others 8%

      5. Ewe 4%

      6. Ga/Adangbe 4%

      7. Akan 3%

      8. Mande 1%

      Attached is the picture document of the rankings.

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