Assessing the role of stakeholders in the implementation of Community Day Senior High Schools

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The introduction of community day senior high schools in less developed communities in Ghana has gained dominance in public discussions due to the challenges associated with it. As a result, a lot of questions have been asked as to how the system can be improved to deliver the main aim of education in the country. To this end, the research aimed at exploring the roles of the stakeholders with the objectives of identifying the significant stakeholders, identifying the important roles of stakeholders, and identifying the critical challenges stakeholders are facing. Purposive sampling technique was applied to the population of three community day senior high schools in the Greater Accra Region. A survey questionnaire was therefore administered to parents, students, teachers, principals, Ghana Education Service (GES), Ministry of Education (MoE) and district assemblies where these schools are situated to solicit for information. The data collected was subjected to quantitative analysis using SPSS 23.0 (Statistical Package for Social Sciences), the mean method and the Relative Importance Index (RII). From the analysis, the study concludes that there are nine significant stakeholders, seven important roles played by these stakeholders and six critical challenges these stakeholders are facing in the implementation of the community day senior high schools. In the efforts of improving the quality of education, it is recommended that, researchers use the information provided herein as it adds to the general body of knowledge on senior high schools. Moreover, key among the many suggestions made by the stakeholders was that, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings must be organized at least once a term to enable parents contribute their ideas for the improvement of the schools.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
Assessing, Role, Stakeholders, Implementation, Community Day Senior High Schools