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    The Safety of Apprentices in Small and Medium-Sized Dressmaking Enterprises in Ghana
    (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, 2015) Appiah, Ninette Afi; Obinnim, Elizabeth
    Safety and health practices must be an integral part of our daily lives, especially in our places of work. The proper practice of safe and healthy working procedure is a necessary requisite in achieving success. The rate and manner at which dressmaking apprentice’s abuse safety practices in the Hohoe Municipality makes one wonder as to whether apprentices have any knowledge at all on safe working conditions in the fashion industry. This study sought to find out the knowledge level of apprentices on workshop safety and healthy environmental practices. It also sought to find out why apprentices do not observe safety practices when undergoing training. One hundred (100) sewing centers were selected from different training shops in the municipality. The descriptive research design was used to examine the nature of prevailing conditions, practices and attitudes of apprentices on workshop safety and healthy environmental practices in the Hohoe municipality. Questionnaire, interview and observation were employed to obtain data from respondents. Simple descriptive tables and percentages, graphs and charts were used to analyze the data. The study indicated that, apprentices in first and second cycle institution have little or no knowledge at all on workshop safety and healthy environmental practices. The study revealed that apprentices’ show ignorance of their safety when working, hence are not protected against accidents and hazards. The findings made it evident that, apprentices were not aware of the effects of hazards and accidents on their training and ultimately their lives. The study recommended that trainers must educate apprentices on workshop safety and related studies
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    The Relationship Between Clothes And First Impressions: Benefits And Adverse Effects On The Individual
    (International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS), 2016) Pong, Ninette Afi; Adotey, Joana Akweley; Adotey, Joana Akweley
    Because light travels quicker than sound, people are seen before they are heard. That is why, even before a person utters a word their appearance tells a much about them in terms of their competence, perceived level of intelligence, affability, self-esteem, self-confidence, success, authority and beliefs. This qualitative study aims at exploring the basis on which people form first impressions of personalities they meet based on their clothes. A total of 31 respondents were purposively selected to participate in the study. Data was collected through interviews. The results of the study indicated that people form first impressions based on their moral inclinations, economic, non-conformance to current fashion, health, fashion changes and much more. The investigation supported findings of earlier studies that clothing and first impressions are related.
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    The Impact of TVET on Ghana’s Socio-Economic Development: A Case Study of ICCES TVET Skills Training in Two Regions of Ghana
    (American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 2014) Pong, Ninette Afi; Effah,Bernard; Osei-Owusu, Benedict; Obinnim, Elizabeth; Sam, Francis Kwame
    Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) is an agency under the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare with policy objective of filling the gap in employment generation by developing the young human resources in line with the poverty alleviation goal of the government of Ghana. The purpose of the study was to find out how the ICCES training programmes are achieving their purpose of increasing access of young person’s to skills acquisition and empowerment for productive employment. To harness the needed information, questionnaire, interview and observation, were employed in gathering data from the subjects. The results suggest that participants in the survey had all conferred that the programmes have being helpful to the communities in securing suitable employment that allows them to generate income within the social, family and financial constraints that they face in their communities and as such their social and economic status has being impacted positively.
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    The Impact of Excellence Concepts on Fashion Students in Ghanaian Higher Education
    (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, 2016) Pong, Ninette Afi; Adotey, Joana Akweley
    The study assessed the impact of excellence concepts on fashion students in Ghanaian higher education. In the last decade, the debate in the international arena on Higher Education (HE) quality has increasingly shifted from ‘quality’ to ‘excellence’. HE systems all over the world have undergone massive expansion, and this has created problems in maintaining excellence. Fashion is a big deal as it goes beyond simple clothing to the expression of identity. It is a reflection of our society. The study is an exploratory and descriptive case study that employed a mixed methods approach to data collection and analysis. A cluster sampling method was adopted to obtain a representative sample for the study. The study examined the opinions of fashion students from HE. Findings confirm that excellence teaching is a component of excellence in HE. It is recommended that for better performance, after accumulated experience and practice by any HE institution, accreditation agencies must necessarily review and adjust the existing approaches used.
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    The Relationship Between Wbl and Certificated Learning Within Higher Education Institutions: the Ghanaian Experience
    (Research Square, 2023) Appiah, Ninette Afi; Acquaye, Richard
    Purpose The study examined the relationship between WBL models and certificated learning within Higher (fashion) Education institutions in the Ghanaian context. Design/methodology/approach The study employed the quantitative data collection and analysis technique. Thus, questionnaires were administered. The population included postgraduate and undergraduate students of the HE institutions in Ghana offering the fashion design and textiles studies option and some fashion houses. A purposive sampling technique was used to select forty-eight (48) fashion houses and some graduates practising their acquired skills. Again, out of ten (10) technical universities, eight (8) were selected for data collection. The sampled institutions selected represent a fair distribution of the overall population of HE institutions that offer vocational education, especially higher fashion education programs. A Pearson moment correlation was run to determine the relationship between the core variables. Findings This study draws on the various WBL literature to inform the development of a framework to illustrate the interaction of HE, WBL and the industry. The data collected and analyzed displayed no violation of normality, linearity or homoscedasticity by visual inspection. However, HE had a weak and negative correlation against all the WBL models except for YAP and CA, which were positive, but these also had weak correlations., this is the WBL program that benefits students. Originality This study exhibited a sufficient comprehension of the relationship between WBL and certificated learning within higher education institutions.