Observations of Distance Learners on the Commonwealth Youth Programme at the University of Ghana
Education Journal
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 85-90
Received: May 17, 2013; Published: Jun. 10, 2013
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Kenneth Adda, University of Ghana, Legon-Ghana
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Abstract
The University of Ghana has since 2001 been delivering a Commonwealth Youth Programme Diploma in Youth in Development Work through distance learning. Among the main aims of the study were to find out the learners opinions on the suitability of the resources of the University of Ghana available for the programme, and to assess learners’ perceptions of support services. This article summarises the results of a study in which a questionnaire was used to elicit learners’ opinions on various activities and facilities that characterized the delivery of the programme. Some of the main findings are that tutor-marked assignments, tutorials, timed-tests and semester examinations were beneficial to the students. However, a substantial number of learners did not have access to the library facilities. The majority thought facilities and resources provided by the University for the programme were adequate and satisfactorily. It recommends among other things that since learners are found in all the 10 regions of Ghana, the venue for the tutorials should be decentralized. Also to cover all regions, the timed-tests should be written during the end of semester revision period to serve as mock examinations for the learners before they write the end of semester examinations.
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Youth Development Work, Distance Learners, Facilities, Support Services
To cite this article
Kenneth Adda, Observations of Distance Learners on the Commonwealth Youth Programme at the University of Ghana, Education Journal. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 85-90. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20130203.15
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