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Ghanaian town without girl high school graduate for 25 years

A community in Ghana has for the past 25 years been unable to have a female high school graduate due to child and forced marriages. The community called Sawoubea in the Wa East district of the upper west region has a very high level of child marriage, a trend that worries authorities. A regional education official in charge of girls’ education, Annacleta Viiru, was reported by Ghana’s News Agency as saying that the main school in the community, Sawoubea Junior High School is yet to have its first girl graduate.…

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Ghana: Chaos as parents seek school placement for their kids

Tiring and a frustrating exercise – the cry of thousands of parents and their wards who trooped Ghana’s Independence Square to obtain placement into high schools. Placement in schools in Ghana for the past ten years has been computerized. The Computerized School Placement System, CSPS allots basic school students their places of studies in high schools. That system until recently proved effective and for many is still effective but the government’s free education policy meant there were more numbers than school facilities to accommodate them. The large numbers have become…

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