THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGOS) IN EXPANDING ACCESS TO AND PARTICIPATION IN BASIC EDUCATION IN THE BONGO DISTRICT

Alaric Awingura Alagbela

Abstract


The study explores the role of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in expanding access to and participation in basic education in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana. The research design used for the study is based on descriptive survey. Basic school teachers, officials of NGOs and District Education Office Staff constituted the population for the study. The final sample size stood at one hundred and fifty nine (159). Data was gathered using a questionnaire in the form of a likert scale and interview guides. Major findings of the study among others are that NGOs in their quest to promote access and participation provide means of transport to pupils, school uniform and footwear to pupils. They also engage in monitoring and supervision of instructions in schools. They are also beset with some challenges in terms of funding and other related matters.

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