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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.2, Jun. 2019, Pub. Date: Apr. 10, 2019
Performance Appraisal and Institutional Effectiveness for Quality Education Delivery in Ghana: Evidence from Public-Private Partnership in the Offinso North District
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[01] Saeed Adam, Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
[02] Anthony Bordoh, Department of Social Science, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[03] Opoku Mensah Michael, Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
The government of Ghana has been the leading provider of education complemented by some few private educational facilities usually located in urban areas. However, the state has not been able to deliver quality education to all its citizens. It has, therefore, become eminent that extra hands are required in the provision of education in Ghana. The private sector has constantly been cited as the best candidate to partner the government in the delivery of education. This study, therefore, looked at the effect of Public-Private Partnership on the delivery of quality education in Ghana, the study of the Offinso North District. The research was conducted using a multi-strategy approach. A case study research design was employed. Purposive and Convenient sampling techniques were used to select 34 respondents for interviews and focus group discussions. One hundred (100) households were also selected using convenient sampling technique and were administered questionnaires. The researchers used Microsoft Excel to generate quantitative data to aid analysis. The qualitative data were also analysed using grounded theory and thematic analysis. The study showed that there exists a large scale partnership between the state and the non-state actors in the provision of quality education in the Offinso North District. The support of the private partners has hugely improved the level of school amenities in the district. The support has also started yielding dividend on the performance of schools in the district. The study recommended that concerns of local community groups that are Genuine and Realistic to public-private partnership should be addressed, and again the government should augment the private sector's effort in the provision of amenities to schools under partnership.
Performance Appraisal, Institutional Effectiveness, Quality Education; Public-Private Partnership, Offinso North District, Ghana
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