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University Basic Schools, Accra 

Education in Ghana from nursery school up to an undergraduate degree level takes about 20 years. Children begin their education at the age of three or four starting from nursery school to kindergarten, then primary school (elementary school), junior high school and senior high school (secondary school), and finally university. The average age at which a child enters primary school is 6 years. Ghanaians have relatively easy access to good education. In the past decade, Ghana’s spending on education has been between 28 percent and 40 percent of its annual budget.

With over 98% of its children in school, Ghana currently has the second highest school enrolment rate in all of Africa. The ratio of females to males in the total education system was 96.38% in 2011.

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