The Capitation Grant has been introduced in Ghana in by the former NPP Government. It was introduced with the intention of facilitating the achievement of . fees abolition policy, the Capitation Grant (CG), to spur the attainment of universal access to the basic education goal under the Ghana Growth. Report by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) in Accra on Ms Hague said the Citizens’ Assessment of Ghana’s Capitation Grant .

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The rationale for selecting the Ga West Municipality is that, it represents one of the municipality that was previously part of an existing district and lies in the peri-urban area, hence assuming some characteristics of both rural and urban centres.

But it can be well argued that many educational policies and or programmes have always raised critical controversies and therefore, require research and serious lengthy public debates to arrive at what is appropriate and acceptable to the society in general to become good social policies. The study generally found that there had been an increase in the pupil-teacher ratio as a result of the increased enrolment, due to the introduction of the capitation grant scheme.

Table 1 shows the responses of teachers on how the introduction of the Capitation Grant affected the production and use of teaching and learning materials in large classes.

The conclusion that can be drawn from the above account is that more determined effort should be applied to train and orientate school authorities on responsibilities that come along with accessing the grant. The implication is that parents who could not pay the levies that were being capitationn by the school had the opportunity to send their children to school.

Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana

Lack of attention in addressing this problem constitutes another policy challenge in terms of educational planning. The study adopted the descriptive survey design that focused on the influence of the Capitation Grant on basic education delivery in the Ga West Municipality.


Twifo Connect Assin Foso. From open-ended responses, the researchers gathered from respondents that the introduction of the capitation grant was being faced with the following ghnaa.

Conclusion and Implications References Bibliography. Besides, government will fully absorb BECE registration fees and also continue to subsidize the registration fees of private JHS students. Denison noted that about 21 percent of the economic growth in the United States, between and was attributed to education.

Its foundation rests on the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. It however decreased to 27, in The subsidy paid by the government per student per term covers general stationery and management, office machinery, first aid, building maintenance, sports fee, culture fee, sanitation fee, postage, textbook user fee, practical fees, furniture maintenance and tools maintenance as well as machinery for technical schools and institutions.

This is significantly higher than the rate of increase before the capitation grant scheme was introduced, which was only about 3. As can be seen in Table 4only 5 out of 45 parents were not supportive of the grant. Based on these propositions, several education reforms have been instituted at one time or the other sinceostensibly to make education more accessible to every section of the society.

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Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana | Global Development Network

While before the introduction of the capitation grantNER for girls in JHS was slightly above boys; the trend reversed since and the gap has since been widening.

He also added his voice to the call on government to ensure that the various public basic schools receive their grants on time.

This is significantly higher than the rate of grantt before the capitation grant scheme which was about 3. Attitude of Parents towards the Capitation Grant Scheme. Despite various interventions to salvage the teething problems of the Grant through workshops and other sensitization programmes, the full influence and challenges of the Grant are yet to be ascertained in terms of enrolment of pupils in public basic schools in Ghana Dzamboe, Government will, from the next academic year, increase the capitation grant to public basic schools from the current GHC 4.


It is a descriptive survey, involving teachers, head teachers and parents as the target population. Up to 15 links are shown, determined by matching tags and by how recently the content was updated; keeping the most current at the top.

1. Background and Context

Implicit here then is the belief that teaching and learning capitafion therefore not effective. But much to be emphasized is the expected education of various PTAs as key stakeholders in implementing the Capitation Grant. A combined score of The inadequacy of the grant has attracted some comments from sections of the Ghanaian society. The implication of this is that not all girls completing primary school enter into JHS.

Capitation Grant – Schools in Ghana

The survey design allowed the gathering of information from a large population from schools and from secondary sources documents made room for generalization. High enrolment of students has also resulted in inadequate provision of teaching and learning materials. The scheme, which started with some pilot districts, now has been extended to embrace all public basic schools in the country with effect from September, The NER in pre-schools remained almost the same before and after the capitation grant scheme at In fulfillment of its promise to make basic education free and accessible to all, government has announced plans to increase capitation grant from GHC 9.

In addition, government supplied the full complement of core textbooks, supplementary readers and core English Literature books to all first year students. The prevailing argument is that, in spite of ib efforts and provisions garnt by various governments in ensuring accessible and free compulsory basic education in the country, including the introduction of the Capitation Grant, there are still some Ghanaians who are either semi-literate or illiterate and children of school-going age who are not in school Dzamboe,