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Factors Affecting the Standard of Female Education: A Case Study of Senior Secondary Schools in the Kassena-Nankana District

I. A. Adetunde and Akampae Peter Akensina

Abstract

This study presents the current factors affecting the standard of female education in the Kassena-Nankana district in Upper East Region of Ghana. Poverty, long-held negative attitudes about women's intellectual capabilities, teenage pregnancy, early marriage, examination failure in mathematics and science and the traditional division of household labour are among the many factors that continue to keep vast numbers of girls out of the classroom in the district and country as well.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 4 No. 4, 2008, 338-342

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2008.338.342

Submitted On: 15 February 2008 Published On: 31 December 2008

How to Cite: Adetunde, I. A. & Akensina, A. P. (2008). Factors Affecting the Standard of Female Education: A Case Study of Senior Secondary Schools in the Kassena-Nankana District. Journal of Social Sciences, 4(4), 338-342. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2008.338.342

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Keywords

  • Standard of female education
  • factors
  • senior secondary school
  • incentives
  • scholarship