Gender Differences in Mathematics Achievement in Primary Schools in Ghana

  • E. M. Wilmot

Abstract

This paper examines the mathematics achievements of boys and girls in primary schools in Ghana using 450 pupils from five schools randomly selected from the Central Region. The pupils, selected from classes three, four, and six were tested on the areas of the mathematics syllabus they had commonly covered in their schools. The results of the study revealed a general poor performance by both sexes in each of the classes. Significant differences in achievement were observed in favour of boys in only P6. Suggestions have been made to improve the situation and for further research.

(Mathematics Connection: 2001 2: 25-29)
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