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dc.contributor.authorAmagnya, Moses A
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T03:13:58Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T03:13:58Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1814-6627
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/18146627.2018.1530571
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386757
dc.description.abstractEducation is important for the successful development and growth of individuals and societies, yet some factors adversely affect its provision. This article reports on a study that explored the factors that adversely affect education in the Builsa District located in the Upper East Region (UER) of Northern Ghana, by examining the attitudes and concerns of the people in Chuchuliga regarding education. Surveys were administered to students, parents/guardians and head teachers, and interviews and focus group discussions were held with opinion leaders and school dropouts, respectively. A striking finding was that the Tono Irrigation Dam located at Navrongo and farming, which is the predominant economic activity, negatively affect education in the community. Further findings were that the late introduction of education in Northern Ghana and traditional beliefs about education, as well as other long-established factors are responsible for high illiteracy and school-dropout rates. Recommendations to improve the quality of education in the district and country are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUNISA Press
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAfrica Education Review
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEducation & Educational Research
dc.subject.keywordseducation
dc.subject.keywordsschool dropout
dc.subject.keywordspoverty
dc.titleFactors Affecting Education in the Builsa District of Northern Ghana
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAmagnya, MA, Factors Affecting Education in the Builsa District of Northern Ghana, Africa Education Review, 2019
dc.date.updated2019-08-28T23:38:57Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Africa Education Review on 31 Jul 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2018.1530571
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