Francis Ansah

Francis Ansah
University of Cape Coast | UCC · UNESCO Category II Institute for Educational Planning & Administration(I.E.P.A)

PhD

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Introduction
Francis Ansah currently works at the UNESCO Category II Institute for Educational Planning & Administration(I.E.P.A), University of Cape Coast. Francis does research in Higher Education Quality Assurance, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy and Educational Management. His current projects are (i) mapping higher education policy in Africa and (ii) Reconceptualising quality assurance in Africa higher education
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
University of Cape Coast
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2013 - present
Garden City University College
Position
  • Director of Internal Quality Assurance
Description
  • I formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate internal quality assurance policies and procedures to enhance teaching and learning for quality graduate outcomes.
Education
June 2010 - March 2014
La Trobe University
Field of study
  • Higher Education Quality Assurance
August 2005 - August 2006
University of Twente
Field of study
  • Educational Policy and Management Studies
October 1997 - July 2001
University of Cape Coast
Field of study
  • Management Studies

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Publications (19)
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Given the critical role of public policy in TNE arrangements of countries, and the fact that TNE partnerships are growing steadily in the Ghanaian tertiary education sector, a robust and resilient public policy environment is imperative. However, the public policy environment of TNE partnerships in the tertiary education sector in Ghana is unexamin...
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Colleges of Education (CoEs) in Ghana have been elevated to tertiary education status and standards for aspiring teachers raised to the attainment of a Four-Year Bachelor of Education Degree. Yet, the gendered structures, cultures and practices which could create the environment to promote gender equity to enable the CoEs deliver as tertiary instit...
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Graduate tracer studies have come to represent one of the key approaches for enhancing study programme effectiveness in contemporary higher education. This has led to a surge in graduate tracer studies by Ghanaian higher education institutions. However, reflective practices on challenges and lessons from these studies are lacking. Through focus-gro...
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The nature of influence and implications of institutional isomorphism on quality assurance (QA) strategies of the Colleges of Education in Ghana have not received any research attention. Meanwhile, understanding the implications of isomorphism on their QA strategies empower them to employ the fit for purpose QA strategies. The purpose of this study...
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The present affiliation policy regime of Ghana’s higher education system has existed for more than two decades. However, empirical studies to examine the policy rhetoric and reality with regard to building quality assurance capacity in mentored institutions appear non-existent. This paper is based on an illustrative qualitative case study undertake...
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This article examines Ghana’s efforts to revitalize its higher education system using quality assurance (QA). Specifically, we discuss the accomplishments and challenges of the QA system. Ghana has one of the oldest QA systems in Africa, so lessons learned there are worth sharing with scholars and practitioners.
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This article examines Ghana’s efforts to revitalize its higher education system using quality assurance (QA). Specifically, we discuss the accomplishments and challenges of the QA system. Ghana has one of the oldest QA systems in Africa, so lessons learned there are worth sharing with scholars and practitioners.
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Higher education institutions in Africa appear to be completely copying the quality assurance (QA) frameworks of developed countries instead of conceptualising their own frameworks for delivering quality higher education outcomes in Africa. Certain factors (limited funding, inadequate infrastructure, inadequate staffing, relatively low research out...
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The common practice in many higher education institutions in Ghana and Africa is for module evaluation to be carried out at the end of teaching and learning activities. It is usually done before the final semester examination. This timing is believed to be more of a conventional wisdom than a systematic research informed practice. This study sought...
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The traditional tension between external and internal quality assurance implementation in higher education appears to be declining, based on a rethinking of the relationship between the two concepts. Although there are quality assurance agencies that still consider external and internal quality assurance as separate entities, most quality assurance...
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This study is based on a pragmatist analysis of selected international accounts on quality assurance in higher education. A pragmatist perspective was used to conceptualise a logical internal quality assurance model to embed and support the alignment of graduate competencies in curriculum and assessment of Ghanaian polytechnics. Through focus group...
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A study was conducted to design valid and reliable self-evaluation instruments for periodic evaluation of academic programmes of Bolgatanga Polytechnic in Ghana, using evaluation experts and relevant stakeholders of the polytechnic. This paper presents some of the challenges, including those of institutional support, the technical demands of design...
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This study was conducted to design valid and reliable self-evaluation instruments for periodic assessment of academic programmes of Bolgatanga Polytechnic using evaluation experts and relevant stakeholders of the Polytechnic. Teachers, Administrators, students, alumni and employers of Polytechnic graduates were identified as the main relevant stake...

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The study examines the focus of internal quality assurance frameworks within higher education institution from the of PPP framework which argues for balancing quality assurance framework with regards to People, Programme and Place (space and location)