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

I.A. Adetunde, Akampae Peter Akensina
2008 Journal of Social Sciences (New York, N.Y.)  
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.
doi:10.3844/jssp.2008.338.342 fatcat:mrid27ingbefbocgny2rcgmhke