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The Capitation Grant has been introduced in Ghana in by the former NPP Government. It was introduced with the intention of facilitating the achievement of . fees abolition policy, the Capitation Grant (CG), to spur the attainment of universal access to the basic education goal under the Ghana Growth. Report by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) in Accra on Ms Hague said the Citizens’ Assessment of Ghana’s Capitation Grant .

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Naturally, the thinking is that when the right to education is assured, the whole world gains. The prevailing argument is that, in spite of the efforts and provisions made by various governments in ensuring accessible and free compulsory basic education in the country, capitatiob the introduction of the Capitation Grant, there are still some Ghanaians who are either semi-literate or illiterate and children of school-going age who are not in school Dzamboe, Meanwhile, parents and teachers who spoke to the Daily Statesman were full of praise to the government for increasing the capitation grant by a hundred per cent.

There are public basic schools in the Municipality.

The survey design allowed the gathering of information from a large population from schools and from secondary sources documents made room for generalization. Unfortunately, the supply of textbooks is inadequate, coupled with high enrolment as a result of the introduction of the capitation grant. Its foundation rests on the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.

Parents saw the introduction of the scheme as a great relief to them.

Stakeholders in education should therefore, ensure the sustainability of the scheme. The NER on the other hand increased remarkably immediately after the introduction of the capitation grant for both boys and girls in JHS ghaa declining in Figure 7.

It held the view that the improvement upon the quality of pupils in basic capitwtion also depends on pupil- textbook ratio Atagra, When asked to suggest ways of improving the scheme, the following suggestions from open-ended questions were given by the respondents:. The Municipality was carved out of the erstwhile Ga District which was created in This notwithstanding, the Ga Municipality lags behind in education despite the introduction of the Capitation Grant.


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Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana

The schools were first stratified into circuits, from which at least a school was selected to ensure that all the educational circuits were represented.

There are no threads for this page. This study investigates the influence of the Capitation Grant Scheme on education delivery in basic schools in Ghana, through a close study of the Ga West Municipality. The gap between boys and girls in terms of NER has on average been closing up.

Some of these educational reforms, according to Adedze include:. The NER in pre-schools remained almost the same before and after the capitation grant scheme at It therefore, behoves government to institute appropriate measures to address these problems.

This requires serious policy attention, especially with regard to some socio-cultural and economic practices that give preference to boys in making educational choices for children in the family.

This meant children of school-going age who were not in school took advantage of the introduction of the scheme to go to school. One of such challenge is the provision of more infrastructures for basic schools. The target population of the study constituted section of the stakeholders of the Capitation Grant Scheme.

Based on these propositions, several education reforms have been instituted at one time or the other sinceostensibly to make education more accessible to every section of the society. The manner in which people capitarion or reject a new policy or idea depends on their impressions about that new policy or idea.

1. Background and Context

Some authorities have argued that the introduction of the policy in Ghana has contributed in getting more children in schools. The Pupil-teacher ratio PTR in basic schools as reported in Education Management Information Service Im shows a slight increase from an average of 27 pupils to a teacher in the period before the capitation grant to about 28 pupils to a teacher in the period after the introduction of the capitation grant This situation definitely does not offer a better opportunity for pupil-teacher interaction.

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A plausible explanation of this could be that, there were challenges with the disbursement of statutory funds for the Grant. The study generally found that there had been an increase in the pupil-teacher ratio as a result of the increased enrolment, due to the introduction of the capitation grant scheme.

Background and Context 2.

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However, a side effect of this was congestion in schools, inadequate accommodation and furniture, high pupil-teacher ratio, shortages in teaching and learning materials, and textbooks.

This increase, although low, could be attributed to the Capitation Grant. Any queries should be directed to the corresponding author of the article.

The results of the research showed an increase in enrolment since the introduction of the capitation grant scheme. In fulfillment of its ghanna to make basic education free ggrant accessible to all, government has announced plans to increase capitation grant from GHC 9.

A questionnaire was developed and used to obtain primary data while documents were used as secondary data. The introduction of the Capitation Grant is rooted in the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, which made provision for a policy on free education to be implemented within two years of its coming into force.

Corporal punishment in Ghana Schools. Nevertheless, most African countries have started devoting substantial proportion of their incomes as well as their foreign aid to the education sector.