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Title: Accessing the role and impact of the KNUST CECAST in the cultural development of Ghana
Authors: Aikins-Bekoe, Emmanuella
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2009
Abstract: This thesis seeks to assess the role of the KNUST Centre for Cultural and African Studies in the preservation and development of Ghanaian culture, find out its impact on the KNUST community, identify the challenges faced by the Centre and offer some recommendations to solve these problems. This work has examined the various definitions of culture, its components and characteristics, the culture of Ghana, under which the researcher looked at the land, its people, their religion and artforms. It also studied the types of development and assessment, the changes that have occurred in Ghanaian culture and the role of culture in national development; in terms of creating jobs and promoting tourism attraction. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews. A survey conducted with 200 people, to find out their views about the KNUST Centre for Cultural and African Studies and its impact on their lives, revealed that 17.5 percent of respondents had been on campus for two years but did not know about the Centre, 20 percent of those who knew, had no idea that courses in Sound Engineering, Keyboard skills, Acting techniques and Sight Singing could be accessed there, and 84 percent of the respondents believed that the Centre had broadened their knowledge about Ghanaian cultural practices. The report gives a brief history of the KNUST Centre for Cultural and African Studies, its staff and their roles, collaborations, learning and skill acquisition at the Centre, and the Centre’s most crucial needs. It was found out that the Centre has helped to preserve and develop Ghanaian culture, through the teaching of students about their cultural values and that of others. This report offers some recommendations in the last chapter which can help to improve upon the Centre’s services if they are adopted by the authorities of the University.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy on December, 2009.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/378
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