Financial Literacy Assessment on Tertiary Students in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Ghanaian Perspective

Beatrice Sarpong-Danquah, Prince Gyimah, Kwasi Poku, Brenda Osei-Poku


The study assesses the financial literacy level among tertiary students in Sub-Saharan Africa country, Ghana. The study uses primary data through self-administered questionnaires, and employs purposive sampling to select four hundred and eighty (480) students across tertiary institutions in Ghana for data analysis. The study reaffirms that on the average, students lack financial knowledge especially on insurance (mean = 40.54 percent). However, students portray the highest level of financial literacy in savings and borrowing (mean = 52.88 percent). Also, information technology positively influences 95 percent of student’s financial literacy. We recommend that tertiary institutions should inculcate educational program on financial literacy to broaden understanding of financial issues among students. Policy makers should redesign curriculum to include financial literacy courses especially for non-business students. Finally, financial seminars and talks should be focused on teaching relevant financial concepts and the youth should be educated and encouraged to utilize digital or technological platforms to enable them gain more knowledge in finance.

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International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting  ISSN 2162-3082

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