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Students' disinterestedness in history at the university level in Ghana, a case study of kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumas i( KNUST)

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ABSTRACT Career decision and programme selection in the senior high school continues to be problematic for parents, students and other stakeholders due to the challenges it presents. The purpose of this study was to find out how the career decisions of senior high school students affect their choice of academic programmes. The descriptive survey design was employed for this study. The researcher used both questionnaire and interviews as the main instruments for data collection. The target population for the study was all the first students of Kadjebi-Asato senior high school. These students would have completed the process of selecting a programme and will be asked to reflect on the process. In all, 80 students were used for the study. Simple random sampling strategy under the probability sampling technique was employed to select respondents for the study. Tables and percentages were used for the analysis of the response. Findings showed that the career decisions of senior high school students strongly affect their choice of academic programmes. It also emerged from the study that students consider their own interest, intellectual abilities, parents’ advice, friends/peers career choice, individual value, societal perception, teachers’ advice, occupation of parents among others when making career decisions. It also came out that students can best be assisted to make realistic choices in their career decisions through career guidance being given a slot on the school time table, field trips to companies to expose students to the world of work, organization of career conferences, formation of career guidance clubs in schools and the provision of school based guidance counselors. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the Ghana education service should ensure that each educational unit has a guidance and counseling centre to offer guidance services to students, parents and teachers relating to careers and other social issues. These centers will also serve as a place where students can go to gather more information on matters relating to career and other personal issues.

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This is a report on a study of In-service Teacher Education and Training (INSET) in Ghana. The study, which forms part of a broader UNESCO-Commonwealth Secretariat ADEA commissioned study in Sub-Saharan Africa, was carried out between May 15, and July 30, 2012. It aimed at exploring the types of INSET programmes available in Ghana, the nature of the INSET programmes (contents, delivery modes, etc.), achievements of INSET in Ghana, challenges associated with implementing INSET in the country and ways of enhancing INSET delivery. The report covers a brief demographic profile of Ghana, teacher education in Ghana, in-service teacher education programmes in Ghana, key issues emerging from the study, conclusions and key lessons for in-service teacher education.

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General Knowledge in Art (GKA) is a core subject for Visual Arts students in Ghana's Senior High Schools but an elective for Home Economics students. Unlike Textiles, Ceramics and allied Visual Arts subjects which are taught by specialist teachers, GKA has no specialist teachers: all Visual Arts teacher are deemed competent to effectively deliver the GKA curriculum; hence teaching and student achievement in GKA varies according to the strengths of GKA teachers. This paper describes an investigation of how the teaching methods, instructional strategies and resources employed by GKA teachers in Ghana's Senior High Schools affect student achievement in the subject. Using findings analyzed from qualitative and quantitative data gathered via questionnaire administration to 420 GKA students (Visual Arts = 227 or 54.0%; Home Economics = 193 or 46.0%) in four schools in Ashanti Region; interview with nine GKA teachers, school librarians and storekeepers, as well as observation of 14...

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This article focuses on how accommodation reforms have impacted the lives of students in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Attention has been paid to history of the various residency and non-residency policies since the inception of the university. The study re-hushes the fact that the prevailing conditions in 1960 are vastly different from 2013. It studies how these policies have evolved since 1960 as well as their impact on students over the years. The article concludes among other things that the university should build more halls or hostels at a subsidized amount. They could do this by entering into partnership with firms, groups and organizations. Keywords: kwame nkrumah university of science and technology, halls, university education, accommodation, hostel.

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This article focuses on how accommodation reforms have impacted the lives of students in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Attention has been paid to history of the various residency and non-residency policies since the inception of the university. The study re-hushes the fact that the prevailing conditions in 1960 are vastly different from 2013. It studies how these policies have evolved since1960 as well as their impact on students over the years. The article concludes among other things that the university should build more halls or hostels at a subsidized amount. They coulddo this by entering into partnership with firms, groups and organizations.

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FORMAT OF DISSERTATION OR THESIS

All theses must be prepared according to both the University of Ghana format requirements and School/departmental documentation or reference formats. Such formats must be deposited with the School of Graduate Studies. Where there is conflict between Departmental style and the University Style, the latter must be satisfied. Students must consult the University and School/departmental manuals for details.

College/School Format Requirements

Notwithstanding the above, School/departmental formats shall apply to:

  • Chapter Structure Design
  • Chapter Headings
  • Reference Style
  • Figures and Tables
  • Chapter Content Design
  • List of Abbreviations

University Format Requirement  shall consist of the following sections:

Preliminary Information

Substantive Section

  • Bibliography and Appendices

The title page shall consist of the following which should be centered following the sample and wording in the Graduate School Manual:

  • Title of the Thesis
  • Statement of Submission
  • Name of Candidate (No Titles)
  • Student Number (In brackets below the name)
  • In partial fulfillment (partly taught courses, e.g. MA MPhil) of the Requirement for the Award of (Relevant Degree, e.g. Master of Philosophy – written out fully)
  • The date of submission (Month and Year)
  • Declaration/Signature Page
  • A candidate submitting a dissertation or thesis for an Masters degree shall make a declaration to the effect that the thesis/ dissertation is his/her own work produced from research under     supervision.
  • Signatures: The declaration page shall be signed by the following:
  • The Candidate
  • Supervisors

Every candidate shall present a short abstract of his/her dissertation or thesis of a maximum of 2 pages (double spaced).

  • Dedication (Optional)
  • The candidate may briefly acknowledge those who made important contributions to the success of his/her research and presentation of thesis.
  • Where the thesis has benefited from a collaborative project done in conjunction with the candidate’s Supervisor(s), this should be dully acknowledged.
  • Table of Contents

A well aligned presentation of preliminary information, chapters with subsections, bibliography and appendices of the thesis with relevant page numbers indicated.

  • List of Figures/Maps

A list of figures and maps with their relevant designated numbering and relevant pages at which they are located.

  • List of Tables

A list of tables with their relevant designated numbering and relevant pages at which they are located.

A list of relevant abbreviations and their full rendering occurring in the thesis.

  • Chapter Structure

A thesis must consist of substantive Chapters including an introduction, intervening chapters and a concluding chapter as determined by the School/departmental format which has been deposited with the School of Graduate Studies.

The reference style shall follow the School/departmental format which has been deposited with the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Thesis Size

A thesis/dissertation shall normally not exceed the following pages excluding bibliography, figures, tables, photographs, and appendices.

Bibliography and Appendices 

  • The bibliography should be placed at the end of the thesis and not after each chapter with the exception of cases where the Departmental format filed with the School of Graduate Studies requires this.
  • The order of arrangement of the bibliography and appendices should follow the format of the Graduate School Manual, unless the Departmental format requires an alternative order.
  • The candidate may submit, as subsidiary matter in support of his or her candidature, any printed contributions to the advancement of his/her subject, which he or she may have published independently or jointly, or any other supporting material. In the event of a candidate presenting material from joint work, he or she shall be required to state fully his or her own contribution.

Presentation Format

  • Two (2) typed or printed copies of the dissertation or thesis, using standard A4 paper, shall be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies through the Head of Department for examination.
  • Typed thesis should be on only one side of the paper.
  • Margins: When bound all margins of the thesis should be 2.54 cm (1 inch).
  • Font Type & Size: Theses should be typed in New Times Roman Font Size 12.
  • Chapter headings should be in New Times Roman Font Size 14 Bold.
  • Font sizes for indented citations, graphs, figures and tables should not be lower New Times Roman font size 10.
  • Page Numbers: Page numbers should be centred at the bottom of page throughout the thesis.
  • The preliminary pages should be numbered with Roman numerals.
  • Page numbering in Arabic numerals should run through the entire thesis.
  • Footnote numbering should run through a thesis.
  • Footnotes NOT Endnotes should be used in all theses.

Examination Copy

  • A thesis submitted for examination should be bound in soft manila card cover (green or light blue). The cover should bear the details of the Title Page of the thesis.
  • For the purpose of examination, a candidate shall be required to submit two (2) copies of his/her Masters degree thesis or dissertation and a soft version in PDF.

After the dissertation or thesis has been approved, it must be bound in standard form Art vellum or cloth; overcast; edges uncut. Three (3) final hard copies and the PDF soft version of the thesis/dissertation that have been accepted for the award of a Master’s or a Doctoral degree shall be distributed as follows: 

One (1) hard copy and the PDF version shall be sent to the School of Graduate Studies to be kept by the School; 

The remaining two (2) copies shall be retained by the candidate’s Head of Department, one of which shall be kept in the Departmental Library and the other given to the candidate.

Labelling of Final Copy

  • Front Cover

The front cover of the final copy should be lettered boldly in gold (0.5.-1.25cm) with the details of the Tile Page of the Thesis.

The spine of the thesis should be lettered boldly up back in gold (0.5 to 1.25cm) with the degree, date, name, before the award of the Degree is published by the Registrar.

  • Binding Colour Scheme

The following colour scheme should be used in binding the dissertations/theses:

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