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Attitudes Towards Tuition Fees Payment in Tertiary Education: A Survey of Sunyani Polytechnic Marketing Students in Sunyani Ghana

  • Yeboah Asuamah Samuel

    (Marketing Department, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana)

  • Kumi Ernest

    (Marketing Department, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana)

  • Cynthia Gyamfi

    (Marketing Department, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana)

The paper aims at contributing to knowledge in the area of educational finance by assessing student?s attitude towards tuition fees payment. The research is based on quantitative research design and a survey of the marketing students in Sunyani polytechnic that were selected using convenience sample method for a sample of 149. Data were analysed using percentages and one- ANOVA using the SPSS. The findings indicate that student?s knowledge on tuition fees and user fees are low. Respondents did not know that they do not pay tuition fees which are constitutional provision. Respondents consider it appropriate to contribute to the financing of their education but are not will to pay tuition. Parents of students should fund the education of their wards. Students face inadequate funding in their education and that result in worrying which affect their concentration while studying. Respondents are not willing to pay tuition fees and also the current user fees are high. Sources of funding students education are remittance from parents/friends/relative and scholarship. Those who are beneficiaries of the loan spend the amount mostly on course of study and on living expenses. This study should be replicated in other departments in the school and in other tertiary school to assess if these findings will be replicated. Since parents are the major financiers of education future study should target them to assess their attitude towards tuition fee payment.

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Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 231-240

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