Going to School in Ghana


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Kids Talk Radio Africa is lucky to have Kenneth Wyrick from Los Angeles, California on assignment in Ghana. He has been sending fantastic photos to keep our audience up to date on what is going on in Ghana today.  Kenneth is in the back wearing the blue hat.  He is our contact with Roosevelt High School in the USA.  We are all part of the XQ Super School International High School.


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Primary and secondary education is free and compulsory in Ghana between the ages of 6 and 17.

There are also Vocational and Teacher-Training institutions.






Education in Ghana

School going age in Ghana is from age 3-21. The educational structure of Ghana comprises:

Pre-School (Ages 3-5)

Basic/Primary School equivalent to Elementary School (Ages 6-11)

Junior High School equivalent to Middile School (Ages 12-14)

Senior High School equivalent to High School (Ages 15-17)

Tertiary Education/Institution equivalent to College/ University (Ages 18-21)

Under the tertiary institutions we have the Polytechnics and the Universities. One has the option after completion of a High School to enter into a Polytechnic or the University.


There are also Vocational and Teacher Training Institutions in Ghana.


Schools & Universities

Currently there are 6 Governments Universities,  Chartered Private Universities, 9 Prossional Public Institutes/ Universities, 51 other University colleges and Private Universities affiliated to the Government universities in Ghana.

Government Universities

University of Ghana, Legon

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

University Of Education, Winneba

University of Development Studies, Tamale

Universities of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa


Valley View University, Accra

Central University College, Accra

Ashesi University, Accra

University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Bunso

Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra

Methodist University College of Ghana, Dansoman, Accra

Islamic University of Ghana, East Legon, Accra

Presbyterian University, Kwahu

Catholic University, Fiapre Sunyani

Ghana Telecom University College, Accra

Evangelical Presbyterian University, Ho

Pentecost University College, Sowutuom, Accra

Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College-Masters Degree





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