Trend analysis of Students' Admission, Enrolment and Completion in KNUST Distance Learning Postgraduate Programmes
CK Osei, KG Otchere, A Banunle, IK Dontwi

This paper analysed the trends of admission, enrolment and completion of some Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Institute of Distance Learning (KNUST–IDL) postgraduate programmers over 6 years, and the factors that affect candidates' delay in completion of programmers. Academic records review and questionnaire were used to gather data. Analysis of the data revealed that students' admission and enrolment were highest in 2011 with 1,669 and 1,370 students respectively and lowest in 2015 with 576 and 436 students respectively. Admission trends show a yearly increase in admission from 2009 to 2011 but a decrease from 2012 to 2015. Student enrolment showed a fluctuating trend between 2009 and 2015. Comparatively, completion in science programmers was lower than in humanity programmers. Candidates’ inability to graduate on time was as a result of factors such as household issues, financial constraints, thesis and examination related issues. It is recommended that KNUST–IDL) should implement strategies to ensuring increasing student enrolment and ontime completion of programmers.

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