Vol.13 No.3 Gaps In Public Basic Education Delivery In Ghana: Perspectives Of Community Scorecards I
10 September, 2014
The importance of education, particularly primary education, in advancing economic and social development and in reducing poverty is well documented.
In Ghana, the importance of basic education to a child’s future is well reflected in the 1992 Constitution which provides for education to be “free, compulsory and
available to all” (UNICEF, 2012). In the past decade, Ghana has also made commendable progress towards the achievement of the Education for All goals by increasing basic educational participation in all regions, among the poor, by gender and by urban and rural status (UNICEF, 2012; Darvas and Balwanz, 2013). These improvements in educational access have been secured on the back of increasing governmental investment1 in education since the late 1990s and the introduction of several innovations and new programs including the capitation grant, Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP), among others (Darvas and Balwanz, 2013).