Public sector Initiatives in Youth Entrepreneurial Development in Ghana - Issues Emerging

  • Amadu Abdulai Issifu Faculty of Mathematical Science University of Development Studies Navrongo

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Skills Training and Employment Placement (STEP) Programme in leveraging participants’ entrepreneurial skills. It focused on the perceptions of the youth about the programme. The research design used for the study was evaluative. The  stratified  random  sampling  technique  was  used  to  select 152 respondents out of a population of 200 youth who participated in the programme in some districts in Northern Ghana from September to September, 2005. A questionnaire and interview schedules were used to gather the data for the study. The findings indicated that the programme helped the respondents to acquire the necessary skills for personal growth and development. It was, however, revealed that proper recruitment procedures were not adhered to. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that, in order to sustain youth  development  intervention  programmes,  the  Ministry  of  Manpower Development, Youth and Employment should: forge partnerships with small-scale businesses  and  micro  enterprises  that  are  interested  in  youth  development programmes and come out with a comprehensive youth development policy to serve as a blueprint for competency-based training  in the country.

Author Biography

Amadu Abdulai Issifu, Faculty of Mathematical Science University of Development Studies Navrongo
Lecturer in Management and organisation Studies at the department of Mathematics

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Published
2018-06-23
How to Cite
Issifu, A. A. (2018). Public sector Initiatives in Youth Entrepreneurial Development in Ghana - Issues Emerging. Archives of Business Research, 6(6), 215-236. https://doi.org/10.14738/abr.66.890