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 could possibly explain why some of the respondents said the introduction of the capitation grant did not have any influence on the parents sending their children to school. Capitation grant, Education delivery, Basic school, Policy, Scheme.
Capitation grant to increase in November 15, It is clear from the suggestions that, timeous disbursement of the Capitation Grant, increase in the amount per child relative to the grant, improved infrastructure, more manpower especially teachers and continuing education regarding the implementation of the grant were key for improving education delivery under the grant.
The results of the research showed an increase in enrolment since the introduction of the capitation grant scheme. One of such challenge is the provision of more infrastructures for basic schools.
The data lend support to the argument made by the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition in that the improvement in the quality of basic education depends on pupil-textbook ratio. The Municipality was carved out of the erstwhile Ga District which was created in Gross enrolment for primary education reached As shown in Figure 1, enrolment decreased from 3. There are no instant solutions to violations of that right, but it begins grajt a simple proposition: Parents capiration the introduction of the scheme as a great relief to them.
1. Background and Context
These educational reviews and reforms were intended to strengthen the educational system. Attitude of Parents towards the Capitation Grant Scheme. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 3 1: When asked to suggest ways of improving the scheme, the following suggestions from open-ended questions were given by the respondents:. Its foundation rests on the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
This led to the introduction of the Capitation Grant Scheme in Action Secondary Technical School. It can provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life and is associated with increased incomes, reduced poverty and improved health UNICEF, The researchers obtained numerical data that were translated into frequency tables and percentages. Additionally, the introduction of the Capitation Grant Scheme has brought enormous challenges to the government, as a result of the increase in enrolment.
The breakdown is as follows: This is significantly higher than the rate of increase before the introduction of the capitation grant scheme which was only 6.
Naturally, the thinking is that when the right to education is assured, the whole world gains. This finding is congruent with the argument of Bonney and Drucker that any intervention that addresses the central pillars of education teaching and learning is warranted and capitatioh be sustained.
Capitation Grant – Schools in Ghana
An analysis of the background issues and the views expressed in the literature show that the Capitation Grant Scheme reflects two major strategic directives. This is significantly higher than the rate of increase before the capitation grant scheme which was about 3.
The rationale im selecting the Ga West Municipality is that, it represents one of the municipality that was previously part of an existing district and lies in the peri-urban area, hence assuming some characteristics of both rural and urban centres. The manner in which people capitatoon or reject a new policy or idea depends on their impressions about grnat new policy or idea. In all, a total of participants 15 head teachers, 75 teachers, 45 parents and 3 circuit supervisors participated in the study.
A plausible explanation of this could be that, there were challenges with the disbursement of statutory funds for the Grant. There are no threads for this page.
It would seem logical that politicians and ghanq have come to accept this fact. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Government will, from the next academic year, increase the capitation grant to public basic schools from the current GHC 4.
Effects of Capitation Grant on Education Outcomes in Ghana
ICT in Ghana schools. A plausible explanation for the upward change in the pupil-teacher ratio could be the disproportionate enrolment of pupils to the number of teachers the government employed within the period of to It was therefore not surprising that majority of the participants saw an improvement in the provision of teaching and learning materials. As part of the implementation of the programme, boarding students are being given three square meals, whilst day students enjoy one hot meal each day.
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.
Some of these educational reforms, according to Adedze include:. Background and Context 2. Cognisant of the importance of education to national development, various governments have contributed to the advancement of the educational system in Ghana.
Drucker noted that an abundant and increasing supply of highly educated people has become an absolute prerequisite for social and economic development in the world. It is a descriptive survey, involving teachers, head teachers and parents as the target population. This version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Some of these challenges are expatiated in the next section of the review. Post a new thread. Implicit here then is the belief that teaching and learning was therefore not effective.
Head teaches from the sampled schools were automatic members while 5 teachers were randomly selected in each school.
Unfortunately, the supply of textbooks is inadequate, coupled with high enrolment as a result of the capiitation of the trant grant. Nevertheless, most African countries have started devoting substantial proportion of their incomes as well as their foreign aid to the education sector. However, the increase in enrolment brought about some challenges such as inadequate classrooms, furniture, textbooks, teaching and learning materials and a high pupil-teacher ratio.
High enrolment of students has also resulted in inadequate provision of teaching and learning materials. Meanwhile, parents and teachers who spoke to the Daily Statesman were full of praise to the government for increasing the capitation grant by a hundred per cent. This increase, although low, could be attributed to the Capitation Grant.