71.2% Christian, 17.6% Muslim, 5.2% traditional, 0.8% other, 5.2% none
Ghana, in Western Africa has a young age structure, with approximately 57% of the population under the age of 25. While such a high proportion of the population are young, significantly Ghana has one of the highest proportions of persons aged 60+ in sub-Saharan Africa.
Poverty has declined in Ghana, although still sits at a level of nearly 25% of the population. This is most clearly seen in the northern region of the country, which is susceptible to droughts and floods and has less access to transportation infrastructure, markets, fertile farming land, and industrial centres. This region also has lower school enrolment, higher illiteracy and fewer opportunities for women.
Children who have the opportunity to go to school in Ghana receive education on various subjects. The educational system allows the use of the Bible as a reference text for the Religious and Moral Education (RME) classes in both primary and secondary schools. The Ministry of Education allows primary schools to hold collective worship once a week.