Journal of Social Sciences

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

I. A. Adetunde and Akampae Peter Akensina

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2008.338.342

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 4

Pages 338-342


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.


© 2008 I. A. Adetunde and Akampae Peter Akensina. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.