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Ghana is located in west Africa and borders Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, and the Gulf of Guinea. It is a former British colony, known as the Gold Coast, and in 1957 it became the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence. Ghana is culturally diverse, consisting of various ethnic groups, including the Akan, Mole-Dagomba, Ewe, Guan, and Ga-Adangbe. Although it has one of the strongest-performing economies in west Africa, Ghana is still a relatively poor country. Ghana and its contemporary education system are products of its colonial history, rich ethnic diversity, economic prosperity, and recurrent poverty. Ghana has a long history of formal schooling, dating more than 100 years prior to the establishment of the first British school. Charles Kwesi Graham notes that Portuguese ...

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