There is no doubt education in Ghana is pretty much nothing to write home about. Whether it is what you’re being taught, the method of teaching, the infrastructure; it’s riddled with issues from top to bottom.
A report released by OECD, a global think tank, seems to validate our misgivings. The report looked at test scores in Math and Science to release what they say is “the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education”
Ghana placed 76 out of 76, at the bottom with other African nations such as South Africa, Morocco, and Botswana. Singapore topped the rankings; with Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan rounding up the top five.
Germany was 13th, the United Kingdom 20th, and the USA 28th.
The report did not sample most countries, but it’s instructive to see that in the kind of countries with a certain level of development, Ghana inevitably would place last.
The only silver lining is that if Ghana increased the level of education, we have the biggest potential for development amongst all the sampled countries.
The ranking was published by the BBC.
2. Hong Kong
3. South Korea
4. Japan (joint)
4. Taiwan (joint)
75. South Africa