So often times what happens is not everyone in the household goes to school.
It is also sad, that the college system here is highly competitive.
The part that really pisses me off, most of these women don't even realize it.
I have heard a successful white businessman, call the young African girl he was with stupid, while she affectionately looked on because she didn't get the analogy between wood and her head.
With only a few universities in the country, only the best students get placements at universities like University of Ghana Legon and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Furthermore, like most things in Africa, college expenses are paid out of pocket; so this means, you either have the money to go to college or you don't. They date high profile married men, diplomatic staff members and other members of the expatriate community.
As I may have pointed out in the past, education is not free in Ghana.
So although school technically is free, families must still be able to provide uniforms, books, transportation and food for their school aged children....which can quickly add up.