Attitude of the Ghanaian Towards Vocational Education Programmes in the Senior High School: A Case Study at the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region

ABSTRACT 

Different population groups throughout the world have their own perception towards the study of Vocational and Technical programmes at the Senior High School level. There is, however, little documentation about the perception of the Ghanaian towards Vocational Education. This study thus sought to know officially the perception of the Ghanaian towards the study of Vocational Education using participants from the Atwima Nwabiagya District. The research employed the qualitative case study research approach which made use of questionnaires in its methodology. The population studied comprised the general public; students and teachers of Vocational Education. Two hundred and forty-five (245) respondents were selected through the random sampling technique to avoid bias; 120 from the public; 100 vocational education students and 25 vocational teachers. Data collected were analysed using Microsoft Excel application and the analysed findings interpreted and discussed. The study brought to light among other things; the perception that Vocational education students are less brilliant than their counterparts in other fields of study; vocational education is meant for students from low family backgrounds and those with vocational educational background have low social status. Suggested strategies provided to salvage the image of Vocational Education in the country include the government and other stakeholders providing the vital tools and equipment as well as regular training for vocational education teachers; provision of easy access into tertiary education; education should be given to the public about the prospects in vocational education as well as not just accepting anyone who failed in the Basic Education Certificate Examination to pursue vocational and Technical programmes. This is because; vocational education plays a vital role in the economy of the country. 

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APA

ASARE-BEDIAKO, E (2021). Attitude of the Ghanaian Towards Vocational Education Programmes in the Senior High School: A Case Study at the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-the-ghanaian-towards-vocational-education-programmes-in-the-senior-high-school-a-case-study-at-the-atwima-nwabiagya-district-in-the-ashanti-region

MLA 8th

ASARE-BEDIAKO, ESI "Attitude of the Ghanaian Towards Vocational Education Programmes in the Senior High School: A Case Study at the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-the-ghanaian-towards-vocational-education-programmes-in-the-senior-high-school-a-case-study-at-the-atwima-nwabiagya-district-in-the-ashanti-region. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

ASARE-BEDIAKO, ESI . "Attitude of the Ghanaian Towards Vocational Education Programmes in the Senior High School: A Case Study at the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Mar. 2021. Web. 20 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-the-ghanaian-towards-vocational-education-programmes-in-the-senior-high-school-a-case-study-at-the-atwima-nwabiagya-district-in-the-ashanti-region >.

Chicago

ASARE-BEDIAKO, ESI . "Attitude of the Ghanaian Towards Vocational Education Programmes in the Senior High School: A Case Study at the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/attitude-of-the-ghanaian-towards-vocational-education-programmes-in-the-senior-high-school-a-case-study-at-the-atwima-nwabiagya-district-in-the-ashanti-region