Basic schools leavers top list of prisoners in Ghana

Basic schools leavers top list of prisoners in Ghana

Basic school leavers currently top the list of prisoners in Ghana, a report by the Prison Service has revealed.

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The 2018 Prison Service Annual Report suggests more than one-third of prisoners in the country were basic school leavers or  persons who have attained post basic school education.

Giving a breakdown, the report said a total of 9,034 prisoners were convicted and sent to the various prisons in the country in 2018.

Basic schools leavers top list of prisoners in Ghana

Over 5,800 basic school leavers in Ghana's prisons
Source: UGC

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Of the number, 5,888 had only completed basic education, with 1,427 also said to have gained some form of secondary or post-basic education.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Prison Service Annual Report also revealed that Christians topped the list of convicts.

The report stated that 4,813 Christians were convicted in 2018, representing 53.28 per cent of the total convicts.

The number was relatively low for Muslims, with 1,809 of them being convicted last year, the report added.

Basic schools leavers top list of prisoners in Ghana

Basic school leavers top 2018 list of convicts in Ghana
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In terms of age groups, the report said  the youth dominated the number of convicts in the country in 2018.

It revealed that 4,579 of the convicts were aged between 18 and 25 years, while 2,731 were aged between 26 and 35 years.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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