The Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management of the University of Ghana Business School on the 31st October, 2018, had a proposal presentation for its third year PhD students at the Executive Hall.
Prof. K.A Domfeh, the Department of Public Administration and Health Service Management (PAHSM), advised the students to treat their theses as a full-time job. He further entreated them to select topics that are related to public administration.
A total of five PhD students presented their proposals on varied topics. Mr. Neequaye Kotey presented on the topic “The Effect of Conditionality on Citizenship Outcome”; Mr. Frederick Ofori-Nuako presented on “Management-Worker Communication and the Attainment of Organisational Goals: A Case Study of Decentralised Local Government in Ghana”; and Mr. Gordon Kofi Sarpong-Adu presented on ‘Governance and Sustainable Forest Management’. The last two presentations were on the topics ‘Decentralised Policy Implementation and Local Economic Development in Ghanaian Local Government Administration: An Examination of the Sheanut Industry’; and “Inclusive Pro-Poor Development: The Role of Social Protection” and were delivered by Abubakari J Baba and Abena Konama Adampal, respectively.
The students, in their presentation, identified various research gaps, outlined the research objectives and articulated the contributions of their research to theory and practice.
Prof. Kojo Sakyi, of the Department of PAHSM, urged the PhD candidates to show originality, comprehensiveness and scholarship in the writing of their theses.
The PhD Coordinator and Head of Department, Dr. Kwame Asamoah emphasised the need for the students to have an element of critical thinking throughout the PhD programmme. He thanked faculty members, supervisors, students and staff for their presence and brought the programme to an end.
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