The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of traditional Kente weaving on
children’s education at Agbozume in the Ketu south district. The study employed a mixed
method descriptive survey where a total of 109 respondents comprising with 60 students,
43 parents and 6 teachers were sampled randomly (but teachers purposefully sampled).
Both questionnaires and structured interview guide were used to gather data
comprehensively. The results indicated that, majority (about 77%) of the children are not
regular in attending schools because of their involvement in Kente weaving during school
hours. The educational and the income levels of parents and guardians have a significant
influence on how regular their children are in school. Most pupils cannot perfectly combine
the Kente weaving and trade with their education but unfortunately some were simply
compelled by their guardians to do so or for the fact that they were born into a family of
Kente weavers. I therefore recommended that, The NCCE and the Ministry of Gender,
Children and Social Protection must come to the rescue of the Kente weaving communities
where childrens fundamental human rights are abused and educated and prosecuted where
necessary, single parents and other vunerable individuals should be empowered with other
skills that will not necessary put their children’s education in jeopardy. District assembly
and the central government should reach out to the Kente weaving communities with social
intervention policies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the education
directorate should also have their respective roles to play to change the perception and
practice of parents and to value the education.
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Library, Eastern Network. "THE IMPACT OF KENTE WEAVING ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATION IN THE AGBOZUME COMMUNITY IN THE VOLTA REGION" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-kente-weaving-on-children-s-education-in-the-agbozume-community-in-the-volta-region