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Unpublished Paper
The First Post Senior Secondary School (SSS) Cohort [1995-1999] at the University of Cape Coast: Their Strengths, Weaknesses, Expectations and Aspirations
(1999)
  • Emmanuel John Okai Annan, University of Cape Coast
Abstract
Observed perennial educational problems in Ghana as regards (i) accessibility to formal education, (ii) retention of children/pupils in school, (iii) relevance of the school curriculum to issues of national development, (iv) the qualitative nature of teacher-training, (v) funding challenges, and (vi) infrastructure handicaps have been the measuring rods by which Educational Reforms in Ghana have been set in motion. This exercise of Exploratory Research was aimed at documenting the relevance of the 1987 Educational Reforms in Ghana; per data elicited from the premier Senior Secondary School graduates from Ghanaian schools who were admitted at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in 1994. Mail Questionnaires and University Examination Results (Archival Studies) were used to collect data to help ascertain whether the post SSS 1999 Class of UCC have been influenced positively, or otherwise by standards of the 1987 Educational Reforms in Ghana. The findings of the study did prove an affirmative answer in this regard. It is hoped that the observed bottlenecks of the Reforms that remain will be chipped-away at with the recommendation for the establishment of Counselling Units at various Junior Secondary Schools and Senior Secondary Schools [presently called Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools, respectively] in Ghana.
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Publication Date
Fall August 31, 1999
Citation Information
Emmanuel John Okai Annan. "The First Post Senior Secondary School (SSS) Cohort [1995-1999] at the University of Cape Coast: Their Strengths, Weaknesses, Expectations and Aspirations" (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/beep/16/