Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Highlights on inclusive education policy in Ghana
Author(s): Eric Sarkodie
Abstract: Education across the globe has gone through a lot of structural and policy adjustment aim at the development of human capital. The significance of education policy and programme are not farfetched. Since the independence of Ghana in 1957, the educational policy direction has been geared towards the three Northern Regions in Ghana with the focus being eradication of educational gap or disparity among the ten Regions of Ghana and alleviating the poverty in those regions. Policymakers kept improving education by way of introducing free school uniforms, free school feeding, capitation grant and finally the nationwide introduction of free senior high school in Ghana which took effect from August 2017. The objective of this paper is to examine the inclusive education policy in Ghana, the major stakeholders and identifies the strategies for inclusive educational policies in Ghana. The highlights of this current paper will make decision makers of education policy well informed on the objectives and strategies of inclusive education. The paper brings to bear universally accepted standards and guidelines that advocate convenient teaching infrastructure and highly skilled trained human capital accessible to all learners taking into account the needs of students with special needs. This current write collected information and details from various sources including Ministry of Education of Ghana, UNESCO, The Dakar framework for Action and many other articles and publications.