The educational system in the district is based on the idea of universal basic education. Basic Eduction is a fundamental right of every citizen and guaranteed under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. Education in the district is free and compulsory at the basic level (except for exercise books, materials and uniforms.
There are three private pre-schools, 19 government and five private primary schools,17 government and four private JSS, an SSS and a Polytechnic. Pupils enrolment in basic schools in the district increased considerably following the abolition of payment of school levies by public schools. This is due to the fact the KEEA District has been categorised alongside thirty nine (39) other Districts countrywide as being deprived. Each primary pupil is given two thousand five hundred cedis under the package.
Considering the rate of increase, which is about 10% in Primary and 4% in J.S.S, there is corresponding demand for additional classrooms in schools like Essaman D/A Primary/J.S.S, Akokobinsin Methodist Primary, Elmina Catholic Girls Primary, Bantuma D/A Primary J.S.S, Abrem Agona Catholic Primary and Dompoase Kokwaado D/A Primary/JSS.
It is evident that schools especially those in rural area, will record high enrolment figures while drop out rate will decrease in the years ahead. The sector normally gets interventions from government and non-governmental organisations, stakeholders in education and philanthropists.
Date Created : 11/21/2017 4:48:38 AM