SUPPORTING DISTANCE LEARNERS’ FOR SUCCESS AT UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA: LEARNERS’ PERSPECTIVE

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Josephine Sam-Tagoe
Clara Akuamoah-Boateng, Mrs

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The study was titled Supporting Distance Learners’ for Success at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana: Learners Perspective. One hundred and seventy DE learners were used from nine out ten study centers in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. The proportional, purposive, stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the sample. The instrument was a structured questionnaire of six sections based on various support services. The survey research design was used for the study. Frequencies, percentages, logistic regression analysis, Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) IBM version 21 and Excel were used in the analysis. Findings revealed that majority of the students are aware of some of the support services put in place by CoDE for them while others are not aware of some of the services. It also came out that most of the support services are appropriate and that students are satisfied with services such as Face-to-Face, modules or learning materials whereas they are not satisfied with the administrative support, guidance and Counselling as well as library services given to them. It was again revealed that the support services bring about success in the programme. Based on the findings the study recommends that professional guidance and counselling coordinators be employed in all the regional capitals. Library facilities, particularly E-Learning libraries should be provided for students to access.

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Sam-Tagoe, J., & Akuamoah-Boateng, C. (2018). SUPPORTING DISTANCE LEARNERS’ FOR SUCCESS AT UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA: LEARNERS’ PERSPECTIVE. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(10), 65-80. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.Vol6.Iss10.1167
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