Effect of School electrification on learning outcomes: A Subnational level analysis of students' pass rate in English and Mathematics in Ghana.

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dc.contributor.author Adamba, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T06:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T06:54:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10671-017-9215-1
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/22539
dc.description.abstract The paper used district level students’ pass rate in a nationally conducted basic education certification examination to assess the effect of school electrification on learning outcomes. The results show that school electrification in addition to the traditional school-level inputs, such as class size, pupil–teacher ratio, ratio of core textbook to students, and sanitation, help to explain a significant portion of the variation in performance across districts. The analysis further showed that in districts classified as deprived, electrification of schools is a mediating factor for improving pass rate in English and mathematics. In a spatially differentiated developing country like Ghana, this finding is indicative of the need for policy congruence. Ghana has achieved substantial progress in extending electricity to many communities across the country. However, distribution and consumption of electricity is still skewed in favour of urban and affluent communities over rural deprived communities. Students’ performance in the standard national examinations follow similar skewed pattern. The results of this study suggest that electrification of schools could boost students’ performance, and the gain is more significant in deprived districts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Educational Research for Policy and Practice. en_US
dc.subject School en_US
dc.subject electrification en_US
dc.subject Learning outcomes en_US
dc.subject Basic education certification examination en_US
dc.subject Deprived districts en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Effect of School electrification on learning outcomes: A Subnational level analysis of students' pass rate in English and Mathematics in Ghana. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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