Envisioning Incentives for Improving University Governance: A Ghanaian Perspective

International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, Vol.5, No.2, pp.223-244

22 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2016

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Bernard Bingab

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)

Joseph Ato Forson

University of Education, Winneba

Oscar Mmbali

Graduate School of Public Administration

Theresa Baah-Ennumh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Joshua Upoalkpajor

National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)

Date Written: December 26, 2016

Abstract

The incentive to strengthen university governance system has three implications: (1) improving the quality of the university education system, and thus providing students and the general public value for money, (2) enhancing the utilization of resources invested in university education, and (3) contributing significantly to the formation of human capital, quality of public leadership, and best services to the society. However, there are limited studies on how this can be realized in Ghana. This is a qualitative study seeking to explore the following questions: What is needed to ensure desirable university governance? And how can it be achieved? In-depth interviews and documentary research were used to collect data from twenty-three participants. The study examines key governance issues such as funding, accountability, infrastructure, trust, and regulation. The study contextually contributes to the literature on university governance and management by bringing to the fore the incentives needed to enhance it for a better output to meet the development needs of the Ghanaian economy and the African continent with similar challenges as a whole.

Keywords: university governance, education policy, trust, accountability, management, Ghana

JEL Classification: I22, L78

Suggested Citation

Bingab, Bernard and Forson, Joseph Ato and Mmbali, Oscar and Baah-Ennumh, Theresa and Upoalkpajor, Joshua, Envisioning Incentives for Improving University Governance: A Ghanaian Perspective (December 26, 2016). International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, Vol.5, No.2, pp.223-244, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2891387

Bernard Bingab

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) ( email )

118 Seri Thai Road
Bangkok, 10240
Thailand

Joseph Ato Forson (Contact Author)

University of Education, Winneba ( email )

P.O. Box 25
Winneba, Central Region +233
Ghana

HOME PAGE: http://www.uew.edu.gh

Oscar Mmbali

Graduate School of Public Administration ( email )

118 Seri Thai Road
Bangkok, 10240
Thailand

Theresa Baah-Ennumh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana ( email )

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Kumasi, AK Ashanti Region +233
Ghana

Joshua Upoalkpajor

National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) ( email )

Ghana

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