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The purpose of the study is to assess the Induction Programme in the Basic Schools of the Awutu Senya District and the Ghana Education Service, with particular reference to the Awutu Senya West District. It is to create more awareness of the importance of induction, recommend to the Ghana Education Service that it formulate policy on it, and make it mandatory for anyone who takes an appointment in the education sector. The researcher used a qualitative study underpinned by the interpretive paradigm. The findings showed that the programmes organized for the heads were all generally related to educational issues, with little attention paid to their own realities. This means the induction programme as organized in the Awutu Senya district was not context-specific. The result is that they tend to depend principally on experiential learning in carrying out their leadership tasks, and because they are often not officially inducted, they lack both in-depth knowledge and experience of induction in educational organizations, and since induction and support are usually limited, they have to adopt a pragmatic approach. However, the study recommended that a comprehensive training on leadership be organized within a year or two for newly appointed headteachers in the district. This will call for follow-ups with the newly appointed headteachers to ascertain whether they are practicing according to expectations.


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Assifuah-Nunoo, M. (2023). Induction Programme in the Basic Schools of the Awutu Senya District and the Ghana Education Service. Convergence Chronicles, 4(2), 35–48.


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