Factors for ensuring quality assurance of technical and vocational education (TVE) delivery in Ghana

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Technical Vocational Education is vital in enhancing socio-economic growth as well as providing job opportunities and self-reliance. In realizing these objectives, quality assurance is a watch word. The study aimed at exploring factors for ensuring Quality Assurance in Technical Vocational Education (TVE) delivering in Ghana. The study discussed various quality assurance factors, challenges and possible practices for ensuring quality assurance in TVE delivery. In order to achieve the aim and the objective, the study used questionnaire survey in gathering data. The population of the study was made up of the teaching and supporting staff of the National Vocational Training Institute in Accra. The study adopted Stratified and purposive random sampling techniques to come out with a sample size of (151) out of which (130) questionnaires returned for the analysis. A set of (10) variable Factors; and Challenges were given to the respondents to answer using a five-point Likert scale of 1- Strongly disagreed to 5- Strongly agreed. Also a set of (11) Practice variables were ranked using the Likert scale of 1=Poor to 5=Excellent. Quantitative method was adopted. The findings were presented using Mean and Relative Important Index (RII) scores supported with in-depth descriptions. The findings were; Poor environment and inadequate infrastructure for TVE institutions, inadequate teaching / instructional materials, Inadequate Findings, Uses of obsolete tools, equipment and instruments for training as major challenges. The study recommended. The study recommended; Quality Assurance policy and Framework, Good Environment and adequate infrastructure, Modern tools and equipment, Instructional materials, adequate funding, Regular and Effective supervision, and monitoring of TVE programmes as key to Quality Assurance of TVE Delivery in Ghana
Thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science.
Technical, Vocational Education, Quality Assurance, Ghana