The Impact of Political Transition on Ghana’s Educational System. A Case Study of the 4th Republic

17 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2019 Last revised: 28 Aug 2019

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Emmanuel Owusu-Kwarteng

University of Education, Winneba

Prince Opoku

Independent

Gershon Dagba

University of Ghana

Mark Amankwa

University of Ghana

Date Written: November 15, 2018

Abstract

Education has been accepted as the process by which individuals acquire knowledge, skills and attitude which helps them to expand their mental horizon in full worldwide. It is universally accepted because it has guaranteed the best way of eradicating ignorance. Due to myriads of benefits and opportunities that come with good education, successive governments of Ghana have sought to priorities education as a trajectory for accelerating the implementation of growth and developmental programmes. The study sought to find out the impact of political transitions on Ghana’s educational system, a case study of the 4th Republic. The study dwelled mainly on primary sources of data collected through questionnaires from a multi-stakeholder institutions and groups. The study revealed among others that, successive governments of the 4th Republic have been indeed affecting changes in the educational system. It has led to the establishment of a strong and variable educational system. Thus one structured to meet the developmental needs of the country. On the contrary, it has allowed politicians to manipulate the educational system to suit their whims and caprices. Again, it has affected the teacher-student contact period.

Keywords: Political, Transition, Republic, Impact

JEL Classification: Z18

Suggested Citation

Owusu-Kwarteng, Emmanuel and Opoku, Prince and Dagba, Gershon and Amankwa, Mark, The Impact of Political Transition on Ghana’s Educational System. A Case Study of the 4th Republic (November 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3438937 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3438937

Emmanuel Owusu-Kwarteng (Contact Author)

University of Education, Winneba ( email )

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Winneba, Central Region +233
Ghana

Prince Opoku

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Gershon Dagba

University of Ghana ( email )

PO Box 25
Legon, Accra LG
Ghana

Mark Amankwa

University of Ghana ( email )

PO Box 25
Legon, Accra LG
Ghana
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