In Ghana, there are public schools and private schools.

Compulsory education in Ghana, which is actually financed by the state, lasts eleven years and starts at the age of four. Children spend the first two years in kindergarten (pre-school), then go on to elementary school for another six years and then to junior secondary school for another three years.

After that, of course, there are further opportunities to go on to secondary schools and even university.

For the puplic schools teachers and the building in which the children are taught are provided by the state.

But the schools receive not enough support for maintenance of the buildings and the school environment.

Which in turn entails child labor

The nearest school is too far away and the children would have to walk long distances every day to be allowed to receive education.

Instead of taking the long walk, the children are deployed at home.

Most of Boys are going farming and fishing. Girls are doing heavy household work (taking care of siblings, washing the laundry, cleaning, etc.) which is not counted as labour.

These are emerging forms of child labour, which is a great major problem in Ghana.

Children are family workers between the age of 5-7 years who are unpaid and helpful to survive in the rural areas.