This is part 1 in a series of three posts to outline the current education structure in Ghana. In this series, we will break down the Ghanaian education system and outline how The Move Project Academy will impact that current state for the good of the children we serve in Tsipasi and the surrounding villages.
Although the education system in Ghana is comparable to the United States, there are a few significant differences to note.
The general education structure in Ghana operates on a 6-3-3-4 system:
- Primary School - 6 Years
- (U.S. Equivalent - Grades 1-6)
- Junior Secondary/High School - 3 Years
- (U.S. Equivalent - Grades 7-9)
- Following the completion of grade 9, students write exams to gain entry into Senior Secondary School
- Senior Secondary School - 3 years
- (U.S. Equivalent - Grades 10-12,)
Our immediate plan for TMP Academy isto establish a Primary School, serving approximately 120 children from ages 6-14.
We will also use a separate structure to begin educating children in our pre-school and KG/Nursery (Kindergarten in the United States) education
Not every child continues their education beyond Junior Secondary. In order to gain admittance into Senior Secondary School, students must take the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Continuing education is highly competitive and only a small amount of the total student population (roughly 150,000 nationally) gains entrance annually.
Tsipasi has had only 7 children graduate into Junior or Senior Secondary education and 0 have gone on to University. The Move Project Academy will lay the foundation for students to pass teh BECE and have the opportunity to pursue enroll in a Junior Secondary School, and beyond.
Part 2 will explore education at National level as well as within the Region and District in which TMP Academy will be part. Academy will have in Tsipasi.