ACHIEVING MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3:

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ELIMINATION OF GENDER DISPARITY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

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ELIMINATION OF GENDER DISPARITY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION. ACHIEVING MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3:. To empower women economically and socially through education: increase the number of girls in Ghana attaining a minimum of senior high school education by 10% by 2015 and by 50% by 2024. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • ELIMINATION OF GENDER DISPARITY IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • To empower women economically and socially through education: increase the number of girls in Ghana attaining a minimum of senior high school education by 10% by 2015 and by 50% by 2024.

  • This objective is linked to MDG 3 and is aimed at achieving the millennium development goal 3 in Ghana in the short term and in the long term empower women and girls because it is believed that education is life; and in educating a woman you give that woman a life worth living, a dignified life.

  • Target 3.A: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015 For girls in some regions, education remains elusivePoverty is a major barrier to education, especially among older girls In every developing region except the CIS, men outnumber women in paid employment Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employmentWomen are over-represented in informal employment, with its lack of benefits and security Top-level jobs still go to men to an overwhelming degreeWomen are slowly rising to political power, but mainly when boosted by quotas and other special measures

  • 3.1 Ratios of girls to boys in primary and secondary education in Ghana see excel sheet and graph below.The data below shows that over a period of 40 years, the proportion of girls to boys in primary and secondary school is still not 1:1. Boys currently outnumber girls in school.

  • The movie below shows the opening of a ceremony to encourage girls to stay in school.Organized by alumni of the schoolShows students from St. Roses Senior High School, Ghana.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECtzJySnROw

  • UNhttp://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/gender.shtmlWorld Bank / UNhttp://data.un.org/Data.aspx?q=girl+education+in+ghana&d=WDI&f=Indicator_Code%3aSE.ENR.PRSC.FM.ZS%3bCountry_Code%3aGHAPicture on first page only: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNACR829.pdfAll other pictures and video are mine.