Rethinking Free Education: How Higher Education Shortchanges and Denies Access to the Less Privileged in Africa--the Case of Ghana (Report)
Michigan Academician, 2010, Spring, 40, 1
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ABSTRACT It is common knowledge that in modern technological societies the allocation of social position is increasingly dependent on higher education. Thus, educational attainments beyond secondary school are presumed to have given citizens the habits of thought, attitude, and special skills required by employers. This paper examines issues related to access to universities and colleges in Africa, especially Ghana, not only in terms of students' socio-economic background, but also other psycho-physiological and cultural diversities prevalent among the populace. The paper also explores other factors affecting the demand for versus the provision of higher education in Ghana. It further investigates the importance of national and community development and involvement in producing a more equitable, cohesive, and economically successful society. Consequently, a pragmatic scheme within a perspective of widening accessibility and affordability will emerge to create a higher education that is "good enough for the best student and cheap enough for the poorest student."
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- Category: Reference
- Published: 22 March 2010
- Publisher: Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters
- Print Length: 17 Pages
- Language: English