SA Journal of Education, Vol 40, No 4 (2020)

The impact of government funding on senior high enrolment in Ghana

Nurudeen Abdul-Rahaman, Zhou Rongting, Ming Wan, Issah Iddrisu, Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman, Latif Amadu


Successive governments, both military and civilian regimes, funded senior high school education in Ghana to increase access and improve quality since the nation attained independence on 6 March 1957. In the study reported on here we adopted a quantitative research method using secondary data from five public senior high schools in the Wa Municipality, as these schools are beneficiaries of government funding in Ghana. We used the generalised linear model to test the impact of government funding on student enrolment. The study reveals that government funding has a significant impact on increasing enrolment among girls but it is not statistically significant in increasing boys’ enrolment.

ORCiD iDs of authors:
Nurudeen Abdul-Rahaman -
Zhou Rongting -
Ming Wan -
Issah Iddrisu -
Abdul Basit Abdul Rahaman -
Latif Amadu -

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