It can be inferred from the above that literacy rate among male segment of the population is greater than the female group. This situation could be attributed to certain cultural practices, which do not allow some people to send their children to school, especially the girl-child. The teacher-pupil ratios of nursery, primary, junior secondary, senior secondary and technical /vocational school for the district were found to be 1:60; 1:49; 1:26; 1:19 and 1:27 respectively.
These figures point to the fact that quite a number of children in the school-going age are not attending school. Out of the 355 teachers in the District, nearly 57.18 per cent are untrained. The situation even looks more alarming at the pre-school level where as large as 84.61 percent of the teachers are untrained.
Major reasons cited for this state of affairs are lack of accommodation for the teachers and the absence of electricity m certain parts of the District that could serve as pull factors. The literacy rate, defined as the ability to read and write, was estimated at 16% (Source: 2000 PHC, Ghana Statistical Service). This figure is comparatively low as against 45 percent acceptable rate for the country. To reverse the trend, the District Assembly has stated quite clearly that education is one of its major priorities.
The District has two Postal Agencies located at Saboba and Chereponi. The main functions of these postal facilities are the delivery of letters and telegrams to and from the District. The District has only one telephone line service.
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