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Role of higher education and science, technology and innovation in capacity development in Ghana

Show simple item record Sam-Amoah, L. K. Frimpong, K. Agyei kumi, F. 2021-03-18T16:29:56Z 2021-03-18T16:29:56Z 2020-03-30
dc.identifier.issn 23105496
dc.description 20p:, ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract Ghana has shown keen interest in promoting Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and Higher Education (HE). However, the STI and HE systems do not seem to be adequately focused on Ghana’s socio-economic needs. Furthermore, existing STI and HE policies and programmes do not appear to be motivating enough to drive investments and technological upgrading. Consequently, many of the country’s important STI institutions are unable to effectively carry out their mandates. The study was undertaken to examine the role of STI and HE policies in capacity development in Ghana. The desk study showed that there has been a lot of investment in setting up STI and HE institutions which have yielded some positive outcomes especially in the country’s recent research output. Progress on Ghana’s capacity for STI looks encouraging, given that Ghana’s overall Africa Capacity Index is Medium primarily because of a narrow financing base. The country also currently has a comprehensive STI policy draft to work with up to 2024. However, there is the need for Ghana to put in place workable monitoring and evaluation strategies on STI and HE policies and programmes. This will enhance the impact of STI and HE on the economy of the country en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Cape Coast en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Science en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.title Role of higher education and science, technology and innovation in capacity development in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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