PHYSICAL INFASTRUTURAL, HUMAN RESOURCE DEFICIT, AND ITS EFFECT ON QUALITY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION.
TABLE OF CONTENTS;
) CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED
) RECOMMENDATIONS AND SOLUTIONS
The importance of tertiary education in the socio-economic development of a country cannot be overemphasized, developed nations across the world places premium importance on education, more emphatically on higher learning.
However, there seems to be devastating hurdles confronting tertiary institutions in Ghana in the fulfillment of their intended goals.
The study aims at identifying a section of the problems and seeking possible solutions. The study identifies two bottlenecks mainly in the area of infrastructural and human resource deficit. It’s hoped that recommendations of this study will be implemented to alleviate the said problems.
Over the years there has been an upward surge in the proliferation of universities across the country as well as the number of applicants seeking to taste tertiary education. The increase in private universities has helped absorb a chunk of the applicants who, hitherto, would have been left to stay at home, due to the inability of the public universities to absorb them.
However, whiles solving one problem, a series of problems has also emanated. Very evident is the issue of infrastructural and quality human resource deficit. A problem that affects quality of education delivered
Physical infrastructure refers herein as the lecture halls, accommodation blocks, ICT centers, well stocked libraries. Due to the large volumes of student intake, lecture alls previously meant for a smaller population of students have been readjusted to seat a larger number of students.
This creates an uncomfortable environment for better learning to be administered. In some cases, students carry their own chairs and sit just outside lecture halls to be able to get the...