Quality Basic Education
As part of global efforts towards achieving the sustainable development goal 4, Ghana as a member of United Nations subscribed to all the SDGs and therefore committed to the SDG 4 of ‘’Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunity for all’’, not only because of that SDGs but because “education opens doors for success for the individual, which subsequently affects the country as a whole”. Ghana’s National Action Plan on the convention on the rights of the child committed the state to achieving universal access to basic education and completion of primary school for at least 80% of children aged six to eleven.
Government of Ghana hopes to achieve UPE by Free Senior High School Programme this year, to increasing access to the intake of student in the SHS level and also to primary education through introduction of school feeding Programme and provision of free school uniforms for some deprived schools as policies and interventions to promote quality primary, Junior and senior high schools education in the country.
However, key challenges to achieving UPE remain the lack of infrastructure, non-consultation and involvement of communities in planning, implementation and evaluation of policies, low participation of women in school management and governance, lack of capacity of Parents/Teachers Associations (PTA) and School Management Committees (SMC) to monitor resources allocated to schools and its efficient and effective management.
Based on the above, CIWED as a civil society organization had since 2013 intervened in various programmes and projects towards enhancing quality basic education in the Northern Region with support from its partners.