The DFID is running schools for children who are either drop outs or have never attended school at all to obtain a basic education in five regions in Ghana: Upper East, Upper West, Northern, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. The school is run for eight months and they are transitioned into the regular schools entering Primary 2, 3 or 4 based on the child’s performance and age. The school is termed as Complimentary Basic Education (CBE). The CBE has run for 5years as at 2017.
JEAVCO Associates and PAB Consult is working in partnership with IMC Worldwide to conduct the baseline study of the children enrolled and also conduct an end line study after the eight months classroom exposure. In addition, JEAVCO will conduct tracking and tracer studies on the pupils who have transited earlier to know how they are performing in the regular schools and how many of them are still in school and the reasons behind.
Further, a child background study –parents and siblings’ variables- will be conducted to understand their performance and continuous interest in school or otherwise. A comparative background study of a control group, selected from the transitioned schools, will be conducted to actually know the effect of CBE on the beneficiaries. A classroom observation study is part of the data collection to see teaching and learning procedure also.
Data collection is electronic; 50 persons have been trained in the use of tablets and data collected in the field is transmitted directly to a server in the office, edited and analyzed. The contract is for two years between October 2016 and February 2018 but data collected covers the period between 2013 and 2018.