This study investigates the extent to which Clothing and Textiles senior high school graduates in Ghana have achieved a major aim of the curriculum “develop clothing production skills”. The study answered the research questions 1. What knowledge do senior high school graduates have on clothing production processes? 2. Can senior high school Clothing and Textiles cut and sew garments? The study is evaluation research and the quantitative research approach was adopted. A multistage sampling method was used to sample four hundred and seventy-eight graduates from sixteen schools who just completed their West African Senior Secondary Examination. It was revealed that the graduates had knowledge (theory) on clothing production processes (M=3.27) and out of 478 graduates, only 133(28%) could cut and sew simple garments but only 41 can make 3 to 4 simple garments suggesting that the graduates do not have practical skill in Clothing and Textiles thus the major aim “develop clothing production skills” has not been achieved. It was recommended that teachers should pay much attention to the skill training aspect of Clothing and Textiles.

Authors: Rosemary Quarcoo, Esther Laurinda Akomaning

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 April 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2022.0006
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-46-4
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)