School Feeding Program

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CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION It is a well-known fact that education is increasingly becoming the foundation of world economy. The quality of a countries human capital influences the extent to which knowledge and technology can be effectively applied to increasing productivity and enhance the development of citizens. Basic education serves as the essential building block for higher learning and also serve as a foundation upon which human skills are developed. Since education helps to ensure effective implementation of policies and enhance national and human development as a whole, nations all over the…show more content…
The basic concept of the programme is to provide pupils in selected public primary schools in the country with hot, nutritious meal per school day, using locally-grown foodstuffs. The school feeding programme seeks to achieve three main objectives which is to reduce short term hunger and malnutrition in school children, to increase school enrolment, attendance and retention. Lastly to boost domestic food production .The second objective of the school feeding programme is the main concern of this project. Researchers have shown that the School Feeding Programme has a significant effect on attendance and retention resulting in positive impact of the programme. This study seeks to find the effect of the Ghana school programme on enrollment and retention in public schools in Ejisu Juaben…show more content…
It is located in the central part of Ashanti Region, which lies within Latitude 10 15’ N, 10 45’ N and Longitude 60 15’ W and 70 00’ W. Ejisu Juaben Municipal shares boundaries with to the North East and North West are Sekyere East and Kwabere East district respectively, to the South are Bosomtwe and Asante Akim South district, to the East is the Asante Akim North Municipal and to the West is the Kumasi Metropolitan. 1.5.2 Contextual Scope Ejisu Juaben Municipal was one of the areas in Ashanti Region selected for piloting the Ghana School Feeding Programme and currently account for 9,450 pupils made up of 4,931 boys and 4,519 girls in 29 primary and kindergarten schools. The study seeks to examine the effects of the School Feeding Programme on some selected schools in the district on enrolment and retention in their basic schools. 1.6 RELEVANCE OF THE STUDY A well calculated and un-biased research into the topic would be beneficial to all stakeholders in the School Feeding Programme. The study will serve as an evaluative measure for the government and the various NGO’s to keep abreast of the progress of the programme. With the information which will be provided in the study, stakeholders in the programme can decide whether it is beneficial to continue the programme or not

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