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Title:Harnessing the power of the youth through national youth policies in Ghana: challenges to notions of empowerment
Authors:Tagoe, Michael A.ISNI
Oheneba-Sakyi, YawISNI
Periodical:Contemporary Journal of African Studies (ISSN 0855-4412)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:youth policy
educational policy
lifelong education
External link:http://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/inafstud1/inafstud1_v3_n1_a5.pdf
Abstract:While Africa has the largest cohort of young people, and governments acknowledge that they are an important human resource with the potential to contribute significantly to national development, little effort has gone into harnessing its most abundant asset. Confronted with unemployment, limited access to opportunities to further education, limited space for political participation and participation in the decision-making process, many are questioning the genuineness of national youth policies which are supposed to empower the youth. The author addresses this issue, focusing on youth empowerment and educational policies in Ghana. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]