International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Level of Stakeholders’ Participation in the District Education Strategic Planning Towards Quality Basic Education: The Case of Salaga Town Council of Ghana
Takyi Harriet, Emmanuel Kwabena Anin, Yussif Kofi Asuo

The District Education Strategic Plan initiative adopted within the Education sector in Ghana emphasises on the need for stakeholders’ participation in education planning process at the local or community level. The rationale behind this initiative was to cultivate and ensure stakeholders’ involvement and commitment in the management of education at local level to improve quality and standards. This study aims at assessing the stakeholders’ level of participation in the District Education Strategic Plan (DESP) development and implementation process. Qualitative approach was adopted in the study with survey strategy. Primary data was collected through in-depth interview and analysed qualitatively using deductions and inferences approach. The paper revealed low level of stakeholders’ knowledge and involvement in the DESP development process within Salaga town Council. It is recommended that District Education Officers should collaborate with all stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the DESP to improve the quality of education within Salaga town Council.

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