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Ghana's high school system sets many students up for failure: it needs a rethink

By David Baidoo-Anu, PhD Candidate, Queen's University, Ontario
Kenneth Gyamerah, PhD Candidate, Queen's University, Ontario
Timothy Chanimbe, PhD Candidate, Hong Kong Baptist University
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Around the world, educational research has found that students’ achievement and experiences largely depend on which school they attend and the resources available to support learning. Educational policies mostly determine the distribution of resources to schools and a student’s choice of school could be limited by these policies.

In Ghana, secondary schools are grouped into categories based on their performance in the West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination. This is a school-leaving exam that grade 12 students take before progressing to tertiary institutions. Some schools…The Conversation

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