EFFECTS OF POVERTY ON THE PROVISION OF CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AT THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IN THE KINTAMPO DISTRICT OF BRONG AHAFO REGION IN GHANA

RICHARD SARFO GYASI

Abstract


The greatest challenge facing the educational system in Ghana today is how to prepare and equip students with adequate knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to participate in the changing society which keeps on becoming more complex. The study takes a look at some of the factors that contribute to poverty in the Kintampo District of Brong Ahafo Region and its adverse effects on the provision of children’s education at the Senior High School level with particular reference to two selected SHS in the Kintampo District of Brong Ahafo Region. The study portrayed that parents’ occupation contributes immensely to the provision of their children’s High education. However, the data on the parents’ occupation indicated that 65.45% representing 36 respondents out of the 55 parent respondents were farmers, with only a few of them engaging in other professions like teaching, business, fishing and others


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