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Why are Children On The Streets Begging When There is FCUBE, Can Parents be Prosecuted?

Determined to get more children into school, the Government of Ghana, in the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) programme in 1996, included a cost-sharing scheme to cover non-tuition fees, under which parents were expected to bear limited expenses.


Ghana has since 1951, and especially after independence in 1957, made significant strides in its education system. The system, as it is now, is the result of major policy initiatives in education adopted by both the present and past governments. Some of the laws, policy documents and reports, like the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education Programme (1996) have helped in meeting the educational needs and aspirations of the people. 


Article 38 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana requires Government to provide access to Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education, and depending on resource availability, to Senior Secondary, Technical and Tertiary education and life-long learning.

In recent times, there are many children on the street begging, these children ranges between 4-12 years, whose responsibility to get these children out of the street. Ghana's constitution has made it clear that, parents can be prosecuted for not allowing their children go to school. These children are found on streets where there is a MCE or DCE who represent the president and what have they been doing about these children on the street. 


There is a saying that "Our future is our children", if the children who are the future are on the street then the future of Ghana is doomed. 

Some Ghanaians believe, these children are not Ghanaians, even if they are not Ghanaians but found on our street, it is our duty to put them in school as stated in our constitution. The foreigners as we claimed the are, how do they get into the country and why the immigration service not sending them back to their countries. 

If we can educate them, then let us send them back to their countries. 

By Nedved 

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