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TitleThe education millennium development goal : what water, sanitation and hygiene can do in Ghana
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTay, V
Secondary TitleWELL country note
Volume2.1 Ghana
Pagination4 p.; ill.; 4 refs
Date Published2005-06-03
PublisherWater and Environmental Health at London and Loughborough (WELL)
Place PublishedLeicestershire (UK)
Keywordschild hygiene, education, education of women, ghana, health education, millennium development goals

In september 2000, the United Nations Millennium Summit agreed a set of time-bound and measurable goals aimed at combating poverty, hunger, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. The second millennium development goal (MDG) is to achieve universal primary education. The target is to ensure that all boys and girls complete primary education by the year 2015. Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole has the lowest school enrolment rates in the world and there are concerns that most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa may not meet the MDGs for education. Education in Ghana is still trying to pull out of two decades
of decline. The government’s free, compulsory universal basic education (FCUBE) programme, has increased school enrolment over the years but Ghana is still nowhere near achieving globally accepted levels for gross enrolment ratio (GER).

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