Education Data

Why We Collect Data on Education

Universal access and quality basic education are development goals expressed within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although there is a strong commitment on policies such as capitation grants, textbook provision, school-feeding programs, among others meant to provide and improve universal access and quality basic education in Ghana, ensuring high basic education outcomes remains a challenge.

In addition, resource disbursement, and efficiency in resource allocation and effective program implementation leading to improved outcomes in public basic education service provision are fraught with institutional challenges. Access to high quality education services and improved learning outcomes remain out of reach of the poor and vulnerable in Ghana.

In spite of a long history of policy commitment to ensuring access and improved outcomes in education services delivery, providing broad base high quality public basic education remains one of the challenges in the education sector public service delivery.

Data collected and sources

Percentage of female pupils in public basic schools

Percentage of public basic schools with toilets

Percentage of public basic schools with drinking water

Percentage of trained public basic teachers

Percentage of pupils completing public basic schools

Percentage net enrolment rate in public basic schools

Percentage of students repeating a year in public basic schools

Number of textbooks per pupil in public basic schools

Number of seating places per pupil in public basic schools

Number of writing places per pupil in public basic schools

Number of pupils per teacher in public basic schools

Pass rates for BECE students in public basic schools

School to population (school children) ratio

This data is collected from the Education Management Information System [EMIS] managed by the Ghana Education Service [GES] under the Ministry of Education.