Assessing Community Participation in Promoting Basic Education at the Akorley District Assembly (D/A) Basic School in the Yilo Krobo Municipality - Eastern Region - Ghana

Regina Bekoe, Ernest Fianko Quartey, Reinarh Peniel Teye


This research examines community contribution in promoting basic education at the Akorley District Assembly (D/A) basic school in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The specific objectives of the study were; to identify the contribution of the community towards the improvement in teaching and learning, to identify the challenges that confront the community with regards to the improvement of the school, to investigate the strategies designed to improve on the community’s contribution towards teaching and learning and to recommend strategies that can be implemented to improve on the contribution of the community towards the school. The result of the study indicated that the contribution of the community towards the improvement of the school is generally low, even though some attempts have been made to improve upon teaching and learning in the school. Sharing of information is one of the important recommendations puts forward if community participation should be enhanced amongst the study population. The research further recommends that the sensitization of community members on the need for education, especially girl-child education, should be done on regular basis as well as setting of awards scheme for better performing teachers, good students and better performing girls in the school.

Keywords: Academic performance; communication; community participation; education.

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