Perceptions of Students Towards Tertiary Weekend School In Ghana

Kofi A. Ababio, Maurice Omane-Adjepong, Alexander Boateng, Eric Nimako Aidoo, Sumani Pharikhan


Weekend School has become a more flexible and recognized delivery format for widening access to higher institutions in Ghana. The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of undergraduate students, about the weekend school system being offered by the Garden City University College in Kumasi. A survey questionnaire was designed to mainly obtain information on students’ opinions on content of academic programmes; academic facilities; tuition quality; and manpower skills. The ordinal regression model was used to model students’ responses. Results of the study indicate that weekend school is mostly patronized by students aged between 26-35 (56.9%) and by the actively employed (75.7%), largely because it provides a flexible way to combine work and study and life-long learning. The analysis using the ordinal regression model identified age, sex, marital status, current domicile region and students’ department as statistically significant demographic profiles that informed students’ views about GCUC’s weekend school.

Keywords: higher education, weekend school, perception, ordinal regression model,

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