The Capitation Grant has been introduced in Ghana in by the former NPP Government. It was introduced with the intention of facilitating the achievement of . fees abolition policy, the Capitation Grant (CG), to spur the attainment of universal access to the basic education goal under the Ghana Growth. Report by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) in Accra on Ms Hague said the Citizens’ Assessment of Ghana’s Capitation Grant .
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This is significantly higher than the rate of increase before the capitation grant scheme which was about 3.
This led to the introduction of the Capitation Grant Scheme in The researchers recommend an increase in the quantum of the grant per pupil and direct payment into the accounts of schools to reduce annual delays in disbursement.
The key findings of the study are categorized in line with the research questions and key variables investigated. Threads for this page.
The manner in which people accept or reject a new policy or idea depends on their impressions about that new policy or idea. Your email address will not be published. Enrolment in the Ga West Municipality from to According to the respondents, as shown in Table 1the introduction of the Scheme encouraged the production and use of teaching and learning materials.
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Head teaches from the sampled schools were automatic members while 5 teachers were randomly selected in each school. This is significantly higher than the rate of increase before the capitation grant scheme was introduced, which was only about 3. Up to 15 links are shown, determined by matching tags and by how recently the content was updated; keeping the most current at the top.
Antwi opines that educational reforms must be borne out of evolving social needs. Its foundation rests on the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. It was introduced with the intention of facilitating the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of primary education for all, by financing the primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Ghana in such a way that education is free for all. It will also help educational stakeholders to effectively implement the scheme by appreciating the problems that have arisen as a result of its introduction.
This study sought to investigate the influence of the Capitation Grant scheme on education delivery in public basic schools through a close study of the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. Similarly, parents considered the Capitation Grant to relieve them of fees and other expenses they incur.
1. Background and Context
Incidental sampling was used to select 3 parents each, from the communities where the 15 selected schools were located. This situation definitely does not offer a better opportunity for pupil-teacher interaction. The data lend support to the argument made by the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition in that the improvement in the quality of grnt education depends on pupil-textbook ratio.
Cognisant of the jn of education to national development, various governments have contributed to the advancement of the educational system in Ghana.
This notwithstanding, the Ga Municipality lags behind in education despite the introduction of the Capitation Grant. Among the Sub- Saharan African countries to adopt this policy was Uganda in and with the introduction of this policy, the country experienced a gjana increase of primary enrolment from 2.
The Municipality was carved out of the erstwhile Ga District which was created in From open-ended responses, the researchers gathered from respondents that the introduction of the capitation grant was being faced with the following problems:. Relief of the capitation to parents. Some authorities have argued that the introduction of the policy in Ghana has contributed in getting more children in schools. In all, a total of participants 15 head teachers, 75 teachers, 45 parents and 3 circuit supervisors participated in the study.
Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana
This requires serious policy attention, especially with regard to some socio-cultural and economic cqpitation that give preference to boys in making educational choices for children in the family. Implicit here then is the belief that teaching and learning was therefore not effective. The prevailing argument is that, in spite of the efforts and provisions made by various governments in ensuring accessible and free compulsory basic education in the country, including the introduction of the Capitation Grant, there are still some Ghanaians who are either semi-literate or illiterate and children of school-going age who are not in school Dzamboe, According to him, this contribution of schooling exceeded that of material capital.
This was apparently due to the fact grany, parents who hitherto could not afford the levies that were being charged in schools could now send their children to school. Naturally, the thinking is that when the right to education is frant, the whole world gains.
In addition, government supplied the full complement of core textbooks, supplementary readers and core English Literature books to all first year students. The study will be of great importance to educational stakeholders such as the GES and the Ministry of Education by creating awareness on the challenges bedeviling the Capitation Grant scheme.