Pan Africanists ideas and the Ghanaian educational system

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2013-04
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Assahoure, Florence Amoin
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This study sought to measure the level of priority or focus given to the study of Pan Africanism among undergraduate students. Students selected for this research paper were from the University of Ghana and Ashesi University College. A lecturer was interviewed to find out about the relevance of the study of Pan Africanism in modern Africa. Students from the history department of the University of Ghana were given questionnaires to fill. The questionnaires aimed at finding out if they had all taken courses on Pan Africanism and how their knowledge on the topic affected their thoughts and opinions on Pan Africanism. Students from Ashesi University College were randomly selected to answer the questionnaires set to find out if they had ever taken a course on the topic and how the learning environment affected their thoughts on Pan Africanism. A lot of literature was read to give the study strong credibility and validity. Literature such as the autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah, speech given by Marcus Garvey and others were read to throw more light on the topic. The introduction gives a brief history of why and how the movement started, literature review analysed some articles that focused on the Ghana at fifty celebrations and other articles looked at the different groups and their thoughts on African unity and how Africa should find solutions that best fit the African context. The study was a qualitative study and highly dependent on responses given by the target population. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data received from respondents.
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Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2013
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Ghana, University of Ghana, Pan-Africanism
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