International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Financial Challenges in the Administration of Teacher Training Colleges in the Volta Region of Ghana

Poor performance of candidates are generally blamed on teachers. When results of candidates are good, the public associates it to the hard learning by students. Teacher training institutions feel uncomfortable when such blames are apportioned to teachers. Thus, every teacher training institution would always try to provide the best teacher education. However, challenges bedevil institutions in their quest to improving conditions and among these challenges is financial factor. Without adequate financial resources, institutions cannot run well and produce much needed results. This research therefore was carried out in 2008 to unveil such details of financial challenges as relating to the colleges studied under challenges in the administration of teacher training colleges in the Volta Region of Ghana. Homogenous purposive sampling was used to select 132 participants from 4 selected colleges. Open-ended and close-ended questionnaire were used to collect data. The findings revealed that the colleges did not have enough funds and government was the main financier of the public training college education because the colleges did not generate enough internal funds. It was recommended that cost-sharing system of financing the teacher training education should be adopted and colleges should also engage in more activities aimed at generating internal funds.

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