Education in Ghana

Sylvester Owusu, May 02, 2013

Ghana uses what is known as a 6-3-4-4 education system. Students attend 6 years of primary school, followed by 3 threes of Junior High School, and if accepted 4 years of Senior High School and 4 years of University.

English is the official language in Ghana and while students may study in a native language for the first three years of school, most instruction and classroom materials are in English as they progress. However, students will continue to study a native language as well as French until they reach 9th grade.

Following completion of Junior High School, students have to pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) before they can apply for Senior High School.