Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2019, Page: 30-35
The Challenges Facing Ceramic Industries in Ghana: Its Impact on Ceramic Education in Ghana
Kofi Asante-Kyei, Department of Ceramic Technology, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana
Received: Apr. 1, 2019;       Accepted: May 9, 2019;       Published: Jun. 5, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.her.20190402.12      View  173      Downloads  21
Abstract
Of late, there have been challenges facing the Ceramic Industry in Ghana that are affecting the study of ceramics in Ghanaian ceramic education, especially tertiary education. Therefore, this study seeks to examine and discuss the impact of the challenges of Ghana’s ceramic industry on ceramic education in Ghana. The population of the study comprised students, lecturers and heads of department of selected ceramic education tertiary institutions in Ghana as well as stakeholders in Ghana’s ceramic factories. The methodology employed was the qualitative approach and the descriptive survey. The research instruments used to gather data were interview and observation. It was found among others, that the establishment of metal and plastic factories in Ghana and the importation of metallic and plastic plates, blenders, metallic cooking pots and plastic buckets into the country have contributed to the reduction of intake of ceramic students in ceramic education institutions. The study recommends among others that, the government of Ghana should protect indigenous industries by means of tax incentives, invest in local ceramic industries by giving subsidies for the acquisition of new machinery, equipment, human resources and manpower development. Additionally, measures should be put in place for the provision of logistics and equipment to facilitate teaching and learning to make the ceramic graduate marketable and employable.
Keywords
Ceramic Industry, Ceramic Education, Challenges and Obsolete
To cite this article
Kofi Asante-Kyei, The Challenges Facing Ceramic Industries in Ghana: Its Impact on Ceramic Education in Ghana, Higher Education Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 30-35. doi: 10.11648/j.her.20190402.12
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