Mechanisms to Eradicate Child Labour among School Children in the Kete-Krachi Area



In Ghana, about 20 % of school children are involved in some form of child labour. In the Oti Region of Ghana, the Kete-Krachi district has the highest prevalence rate of about 39 percent compared to 33.2 percent for the whole region (Volta Region, 2007). This article seeks to suggest various mechanisms to be used to eradicate the menace among the Junior High School students in the Kete-Krachi district of the Oti Region to bring about better academic performance of the students. The study interviewed 145 respondents through questionnaire and interviews. The research design for the study was both quantitative and qualitative. The respondents comprised 60 JHS teachers, 60 Victims of child labour, 15 parents or guardians of the victims of child labour and 10 stakeholders of education. Data analysis shows that teachers, opinion leaders, NGOs and the Government have a role to play in the eradication of child labour in the Kete-Krachi area.

Keywords Eradicate, mechanism, control and school children

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-14-06

Publication date:July 31st 2020

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