ERIC Number: ED453719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Tertiary Education Policy in Ghana. An Assessment: 1988-1998.
This study was one of several activities conducted at the end of a 5-year World Bank/Government of Ghana project, the Tertiary Education Project (TEP). This project was designed to assist the government of Ghana with the restructuring and quality enhancement of its tertiary education sector. Although the government had prepared an ambitious reform program, implementation experience was mixed, and many key policy elements were reversed or ignored. The groundwork has been laid for a number of reforms, but it seems likely that the gains made so far will be jeopardized if the imbalance between the level of financing available and the expansion of enrollments continues. Many of the factors impeding implementation appear to have been related to the political process in Ghana, especially the ability of two successive governments to accept and sustain the risk necessary to achieve policy outcomes. A key priority for the Ghanaian government will be that of ensuring a greater balance of funding to enrollment, while seeking to promote equity. (Contains 37 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ghana