Publication Date

Fall 2003


My paper is study that seeks to explain the ways barriers to girl child education in Ghana are overcome by Ghanaian women. Specifically, it explains the experiences of different Ghanaian women who have obtained formal education beyond Senior Secondary Schools and compares their explanations for success. It provides an analysis of the factors that contributed to their educational success, such as, financial support, psychological/ emotional support, gender ideologies, and role models. It also gives a review of the different policies or programs that these women have expressed contributed in some way to their educational advancement. Finally it provides more policy and program recommendations, suggestions for further study, and reflection of my personal experience.