Studies show that the main English writing problem area of students in the second
cycle institutions in Ghana relates to violation of English concord rules. Concord rules are
taught at all levels of education in Ghana, but unfortunately, most senior high school students
have challenges making their sentences concordant. This situation is not different from what
the researcher observed in the writing of students of Koforidua Senior High Technical
The study sets forth to ascertain the specific concord problem areas students of
Koforidua Sectech, to find out the possible factors that account for the errors, and to suggest
ways by which they could make their sentences concordant. Data were collected from final
year students of Koforidua Sectech by way of questionnaires, an in-class essay test, summary
test and objective test. These were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences
The findings reveal that the students of Koforidua Sectech make all kinds of concord
errors, particularly subject-verb concord errors. The findings also point to the fact that the
most challenging category of concord from the point of view the respondents is subject-verb
concord. It also discloses that negative attitude of students towards their personal study of
English Language affects their performance negatively.
The way forward has been suggested in the concluding chapter and relates to the
involvement of policy makers, syllabus designers, textbook writers, teachers of English, and
students. It is the hope of the researcher that if the suggestions are implemented, students will
eventually be able to make their sentences concordant.
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