Issues of the Industrial Training Programme of Polytechnics in Ghana: The Case of Kumasi Polytechnic

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Effah, Bernard
Boampong, Ernest
Adu, George
Anokye, Rogerson
Nti Asamoah, Jack
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Journal of Education and Practice
The purpose of the study was to explore some issues of students’ industrial training programme at Kumasi Polytechnic. Data were collected from 282 students by simple random survey through self completion questionnaire based on a four point Likert scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA. The findings revealed that the overall state of preparation of students for the attachment programme was suitable. The study established, among the challenges that students had competition for attachment places from other institutions, tough work environment for students, high expectations by firms; financial challenges and lack of appropriate skills, tasks and jobs. Finally, strategies that could improve the attachment programme were proposed and it summed up as strong relationship between the Polytechnic and industry. It was recommended that Polytechnic education should be given the needed resources and recognition to produce graduates who may end up solving the problems of the nation.
Effah, B., Boampong, E., Adu, G., Anokye, R., Asamoah, J. N., & Ashanti, G. W. A. (2014). Issues of the industrial training programme of polytechnics in Ghana: the case of Kumasi Polytechnic. Journal of Education and Practice, 5(5), 39-46.