Perennial Water Crisis in Ghana: Effects on Girl-Child Education

Baba Iddrisu Musah


Water is undoubtedly an indispensable resource. It is an essential resource for both man and industry. This makes access to water, especially potable water, one of the indicators of human development. Yet, access to water remains a critical challenge to many people, especially people of the developing world. Lack of access to water affects people in a variety of domains, including the educational domain. Using the mixed research design, but largely basic percentages, this paper examines how lack of access to water in the Tamale Metropolis in Ghana affects the education of the girl-child at the Junior High School level. The paper illustrates among others that water hauling activities by girls in the metropolis, in the wake of crisis negatively impacts their education.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n13p193

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