Ghana - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Ghana was 0.985 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 47 years was 0.985 in 2018, while its lowest value was 0.621 in 1984.

Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1971 0.642
1973 0.675
1974 0.664
1975 0.666
1976 0.654
1977 0.645
1978 0.655
1979 0.647
1980 0.661
1981 0.642
1982 0.649
1983 0.626
1984 0.621
1985 0.626
1987 0.697
1988 0.666
1989 0.665
1990 0.663
1995 0.726
1999 0.804
2000 0.817
2001 0.841
2002 0.849
2003 0.853
2004 0.837
2005 0.838
2006 0.852
2007 0.880
2008 0.888
2009 0.884
2011 0.902
2012 0.901
2013 0.913
2014 0.940
2015 0.949
2016 0.968
2017 0.974
2018 0.985

Development Relevance: The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation