A study conducted by Ghana’s foremost child rights activist has found that many Ghanaian children want to migrate to other parts of the world in the next 20 years.
Child Rights International, a non-governmental organisation, said majority of all the over 11,000 interviewed want to travel abroad in search of greener pastures.
“55% of the respondents say they wish to migrate to another country, while 11% would either stay in the country or leave,” a report accompanying the findings explained.
In all, over 11,000 children aged between 12 and 17 from all 16 regions took part in the study that was compiled between June 2020 and April 2021.
According to the report, the majority of the children who participated in the study mentioned greener pastures, education, and a better standard of living as reasons why they would leave the country should they get the opportunity.
The survey also found out that national pride is widespread among Ghanaian children.
The study also noted that religious influence in the country is likely to change in the next 20 years as more children embrace the idea that hard work, educational qualification, and individual talents are important factors that determine success in life rather than religious beliefs and practices.