Students' Perception Of The Government's Policy Of Cost-Sharing In Tertiary Education: A Case Study Of The University Of Cape Coast

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ABSTRACT

The purpose ofthis study was to examine the perception ofstudents on the govenunents' policy of cost-sharing. Its concerns included students' view on policy, the effect of cost-sharing on enrolment, the effect of cost-sharing on quality of teaching, the effect of the policy on facilities at the university, and the effect of the policy on academic performance. The study also identified alternative sources that could be employed to finance tertiary education and found out from students the extent to which they were ready and willing to pay part ofthe cost oftheir university training. A sample of 400 students of the University of Cape Coast comprising 183 first year and 217 fourth year students provided data by filling out questionnaire. An interview guide was also used to solicit views from some executive members ofthe Students' Representative Council (SRC). The results of the study suggested that students agreed that the costsharing policy should be implemented. They believed that the government alone could not fund tertiary education and that students and parents must pay part of the cost of tertiary education. Moreover, they felt that the policy had led to the improvement in some facilities in the Halls of Residence. The students also felt that cost-sharing had not improved the quality. ofteaching. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that government impose an education tax on companies, organisations and churches, which would be used to fund tertiary education. It is also recommended that the u!1iversities should institUte a peer review mechanism that would crosscheck the quality of leaching done by lecturers·in the country's universities.

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African Research, R (2021). Students' Perception Of The Government's Policy Of Cost-Sharing In Tertiary Education: A Case Study Of The University Of Cape Coast. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-of-the-government-s-policy-of-cost-sharing-in-tertiary-education-a-case-study-of-the-university-of-cape-coast

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Resources, African Research. "Students' Perception Of The Government's Policy Of Cost-Sharing In Tertiary Education: A Case Study Of The University Of Cape Coast" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-of-the-government-s-policy-of-cost-sharing-in-tertiary-education-a-case-study-of-the-university-of-cape-coast . Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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Resources, African Research. "Students' Perception Of The Government's Policy Of Cost-Sharing In Tertiary Education: A Case Study Of The University Of Cape Coast". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Apr. 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-of-the-government-s-policy-of-cost-sharing-in-tertiary-education-a-case-study-of-the-university-of-cape-coast >.

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Resources, African Research. "Students' Perception Of The Government's Policy Of Cost-Sharing In Tertiary Education: A Case Study Of The University Of Cape Coast" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/students-perception-of-the-government-s-policy-of-cost-sharing-in-tertiary-education-a-case-study-of-the-university-of-cape-coast