I want to talk about schools here in Ghana, there is one on every corner. Everybody who has a little money starts a school or church to make more money.
I understand schooling is free through 3rd grade and they are trying to make it free through the 5th grade.There are lots and lots of private schools, with varying price ranges usually their competency level, correlates with the price range. For many people by the time their children are Jr. High age, they do not have enough money for their children to go to school anymore, or they go to a very inexpensive school, where maybe the teachers are not trained well or they are not required to learn. I am very surprised in Primary when I ask an older child to read, how poor their reading is. They learn their school subjects in English, and many children can hardly speak English, especially the girls.
I think many of the parents of the children in church realize how important it is to educate their children, but I do not think many can afford really good schools, and a lot of the good schools are boarding schools which make them more expensive. Also boarding schools have their own problems , like bullying, sexual experimentation, some of them do not let students go to church, no seminary etc, etc. When the students do graduate from High School many can not pass the tests to go on to a good University ( there is the U. of Ghana). There are many many signs and schools for remedial learning to past these test. There are hundreds of other College and Universities in town, and some are good and many not so good. The Church has PEF and even BYUI Pathways, but many of the students are not prepared in their previous 10 years for these type of classes.
My idea is that many of our chapels have a Family History Room with computers, also we have 2 Pathway sites, why not use those areas to have the Parents hire a good teacher and have the 14- 18 year olds, with good academic record and tests try an online High School Curriculum from the U.S., paired of course with seminary class and other stipulations.
The same happened to my cucumber plant. I don't know if it is the soil or the extreme heat. Since I have looked and looked for some fertilizer here, I guess I will never know.