The table 2.18 shows the number of schools available in the district in relation to their ownership.
OWNERSHIP OF SCHOOLS BY LEVELS
Analysis of Characteristics of Educational Facilities
The educational status of the district is quite encouraging. About 23.8% of the people have never attended school before, 40% have attended school in the past and 30% are presently in school.
On educational levels, only 0.3% have had university education with 45.4%, J.S.S. - 7.6%, SSS - 8.2%, Primary - 34.6 and nursery - 4.9%. From the data, it is clear that the standard of education is quite low as about 80% are primary, middle and J.S.S. graduates who cannot read nor write. The teacher-pupil ratio is one indicator used to assess the adequacy of the number of teachers in relation to pupils. Table 2.19 shows the situation in the district compared with the nation.
Source: District Education Service, Fanteakwa
From the table, it is evident that the situation is favourable, as the teachers are underutilised more children can be enrolled without necessarily increasing the number of teachers. Table 2.20 indicates the category of teachers in the district. There could however, be deficiencies in specialised subjects and skewness in geographical distribution of the teachers.
CATEGORY OF TEACHERS
School Participation Rate
This is the proportion of the population in the school going age, that is, 3-18 years who are actually in school. The school participation rate of the district is 53% compared to the national figure of 60%.
The number of people enrolled in schools by gender can be seen on Table 2.21. There is a high drop out rate in Fanteakwa District which is as a result of the relatively low number of Junior Secondary Schools (J.S.S.) As against the high number of primary schools. This is also shown in Table 2.21
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