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Teaching in a primary school in Ghana

You are a teacher working in a primary school in rural Ghana.  What challenges are you likely to face in your job?


Link to 'Teaching in a primary school in Ghana' pdf

How this fits

This scenario encourages pupils to compare their own schooling to that of children in Ghana as well as to think about school from the point of view of the teacher!

Curriculum links


1.7a Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies.

2.1a Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively.

3g Human geography, built and managed environments and human processes.


3g The needs of the local community and how these are met through public services and the voluntary sector.

Where to go

Education & Jobs; Poverty & Healthcare.

What to watch

College (video); Junior school (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. What can the government of Ghana do to help teachers?
  2. What might limit the Ghanaian government from helping teachers more?
  3. How might other organisations help teachers in Ghana?

Tags: development; education; poverty

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Scenarios are teaching resources designed for use in the classroom or as homework. They are linked to the National Curriculum and content on the Our Africa website. See about scenarios for more information on the topics used and their position in the curriculum.


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