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Financing education in Ghana

How progressive taxation can increase government's spending on public basic schools and reverse education privatisation


This report examines critical issues in education financing and the right to education in Ghana. To fully achieve the fundamental right to education, as enshrined in Ghana’s constitution and advocated by the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), the commitments of government to education financing must address the increasing demand for education and the right to education.

This report, therefore, outlines the problems of education in Ghana, relevant laws and policies while analysing local and national priorities in education financing.

Ultimately, it purports to make the recommendations necessary for the attainment of a better and fairer financing for free quality public education for all in Ghana.

Download the policy brief here