Development & Education

What is the actual cost of a high school education in Ghana?

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Sylvia Mopenti is a Ghanaian student at Nalerigu Senior High School. Sylvia worked as a kayayo - a female porter - to help pay her school fees before she was sponsored by the girl's education charity CAMFED.

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Yepoka Yeebo

The cost to attend high school varies around the world. But what actually makes up "school fees" in any given country? Reporter Yepoka Yeebo tracked down the specifics of Ghana's high school fees to see why it's so challenging for kayayei, or "carry-girls" to afford an education. Here's what she found.

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