Communal Conflict Versus Education: Experiences of Stakeholders in Ghana’s Bawku Conflict
Obed Adonteng-Kissi, Department of Social Inquiry, Australia ; Barbara Adonteng-Kissi, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia ; Mohammed Kamal Jibril, Institute of Social Studies ; Samuel Kwesi Osei, Department of Environmental Planning, Germany
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 65, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Notwithstanding the 1992 Constitution of Ghana’s affirmation of the right of every child to free compulsory universal basic education, conflict obstructs basic educational access and outcome in Ghana’s Bawku. This paper examines the impact of communal conflict on basic educational access and outcomes in Bawku. The study employed a qualitative investigation using interviews of key informants on the nature of the Bawku Conflict in the data collection procedure. Evidence of stakeholders indicate that conflict and poverty operate in a simultaneous fashion to impede basic education access and outcome. Authors find evidence of a significant decline in average basic educational access and outcomes with estimated effect on both boys and girls which further suggests that the communal conflict has triggered substantial regional and generational inequalities between Bawku and other parts of the country. The evidence suggests that this finding may be somewhat due to family trade-offs between education on one hand and insurgence activities for boys and work for girls on the other hand.
Adonteng-Kissi, O., Adonteng-Kissi, B., Kamal Jibril, M. & Osei, S.K. (2019). Communal Conflict Versus Education: Experiences of Stakeholders in Ghana’s Bawku Conflict. International Journal of Educational Development, 65(1), 68-79. Elsevier Ltd.