International aid to secondary education in Ghana increases, while that to basic education is decreasing – UNESCO

International aid to secondary education in Ghana is increasing as aid is on an all-time high globally, even though the portion of aid to the education sector of sub-Saharan African countries has continued to fall for seven years in a row, a new paper published last week by UNESCO says.

The paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, says aid to education grew by $1.5 billion, or 13 per cent to a record $13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began.

While international aid to the education sector in Ghana overall is increasing – it increased from $129 million in 2005 to $178 million, Katherine Redman of UNESCO tells that aid to basic education is declining, while the portion to secondary education is increasing.

“Aid to basic education is declining $81 million in 2005, to $92 million in 2015 and to $58million in 2016,” she said.

She added that in addition, the share of aid Ghana is receiving for education that is going to basic education decreased from 63 per cent in 2005 to 32 per cent in 2015 while the share of aid to secondary education of the country increased from 10 per cent to 48 per cent during the same period.

“Possible explanations are that new aid that came in all went to support secondary education “ she said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi
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