This paper examines the path that education in Ghana has taken in the last fifty years for significant milestones, achievements and challenges in relation to nation building and socio-economic development. It begins by mapping out the vision of education at the time of independence and discusses the new policies and choices that were made. Next, it highlights the changes in the late 1960s to the period from the 1970s to the mid-1980s when education went into sharp decline, and the issues which informed its revival. From 2000, a newly elected government initiated a review of education reforms in the country. This review introduced the latest round of educational changes. The content of these reforms and their potential to contribute to Ghana's aspiration to become a middle-level income by 2020 are highlighted.
Ghana - 50 Years of Educational Progress and Challenge, Parliament Offices, Westminster, London, 13 Nov 2007, 16 pp.