International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2019)
Child labour: A violation of children’s educational rights in Ghana
The study investigates the extent to which child labour impacts on the academic work of school children in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta Region in Ghana and how it can be eradicated. One hundred and sixty child workers were selected through the tracer method to participate in the study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data and the data was analysed using descriptive statistics. It was realized that most of the children were engaged in agricultural activities and the major causes of their plight include parental poverty and illiteracy, and raising money for their education and families. Child labour leads to lateness, absenteeism and weak academic performance. The study recommends that government should implement all laws and policies on child labour.
How to cite this article:
Jacob Issaka. Child labour: A violation of children’s educational rights in Ghana. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(2): 03-08.