Education is essential in providing people with the basic knowledge and needed skills to improve their quality of life. There are 48 Pre-schools in the district made up of 38 public and 10 private pre-schools. There are also 93 Primary Schools made up of 85 public and 8 private  schools. The  Junior Secondary Schools in the district numbered 46. The district has 3 Senior Secondary Schools located at Brewaniase, Nkwanta and Kpassa. The District has no Technical or Vocational institutions


Primary School enrolment increased steadily from 12,067 in 1990-2000 to 17,871 in 2004-2005, representing a growth of 48%. The enrolment for girls increased constantly from 1999-2000 at a rate of 47.3%. From the year 2002/2003 increase in girls enrolment had been constantly higher than that of boys. This shows that the awareness to send girls to school is catching with the people of the district. Enrolment in J.S.S. rose from 3,290 in 1990-2000 to 4,449 in 2004-2005 representing 0.15%.

Pupil Teacher Ratio:

Pupil teacher ratio in the district are quite high in Primary Schools, from 36:1 in the Salifu Circuit to as high as 83:1 in Kpassa Circuit. In the Junior Secondary School it ranges from as low as 13:1 in the Nkwanta East Circuit to as high as 30:1 .in the Kpassa Circuit. This could be attributed to teacher distribution in the district.

Physical State Of Educational Facilities:

A number of schools in the district require rehabilitation or new classroom blocks especially in the northern part of the district. Facilities such as libraries, furniture, equipment and textbooks are inadequate even though there has been lot of improvement in the last three years. The District Assembly must be working hard to replace all schools under sheds and in open air.

Literacy Level:

Literacy is measured by the ability to read and write a language with understanding. According to the 2000 Population and Housing Census, 70.2% of the district population aged 15 years and above are not literate. This is far higher than the regional figure of 41.7% and the national figure of 42.1%. The illiteracy rate among women is 77.0% whilst that of men is 63.2%. This figure s are unacceptably high. Serious and concerted efforts are needed to curb illiteracy at all levels and between men and female.

Skills, Manpower And Sports Development:

As at now, there is no vocational or Technical Institution in the district. Vocational and Technical Institutes are for skill training for the youth. There are, however, a number of mechanic shops, carpentry workshops, seamstressing and hairdressing saloons where the youth willing to go into these vocations learn the trade.

To support the youth to acquire skills for gainful employment, the District Assembly in collaboration with Non Governmental Organisations will explore the possibility of establishing community based vocational apprenticeship schemes to train young people who drop out of school or unable to attend school. The District Assembly is also working with NGOs to develop sports in the district.

In collaboration with Ghana Education Project (GEP), a sports and Cultural hall is currently under construction in Nkwanta. The Assembly will also support the Ghana Education Service by providing facilities that will improve sporting activities in the district.



Date Created : 11/23/2017 7:32:19 AM