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Application Of Machine Learning (Linear Regression Model) To Predict Students Enrollment Among Senior High Schools In Ghana

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Osei Wusu Brempong Jnr



Machine learning, simple linear regression, prediction, enrollment, GPA



The mission of the Ghana Education Service (GES) [1], is to ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education and training through effective and efficient management of resources to make education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation. The GES uses a computerized school selection and placement system that assigns senior high schools to students based on their test scores from previous Junior secondary schools. The computerized school selection and placement system (CSSPS) uses a deferred acceptance algorithm for each school assignment. Under these procedure students are ranked according to their priority levels (that is Test scores in the case of the CSSPS) [2]; they are then proposed as a match to their first-choice school in order of their test score rankings. Students are assigned to their first choice if there is a space available in the schools. What the CSSPS failed in doing is to determine the average number of students that can be allocated to each school during the placement selection process. The objective of this research is to use machine learning (linear regression) to predict the increase in student enrollment for schools in each region based on the school’s average test score performance i.e. average GPA from the previous year. Firstly, we investigate the relationship between increase in student’s applications for each school and the school average GPA (test score) from previous year. A sample dataset from 10 senior high schools in the capital region of Ghana was used for this research. Supervise machine learning models and associated algorithm (simple linear regression) to analyze data for regression helped in training the model to predict the increase in student’s enrollments for each school based on the school average GPA (test scores)



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