Socio-economic and Academic Challenges Facing Open and Distance Undergraduate Police Students: A Case of Dar es Salaam and Mbeya Regions

Nade, Pili Andrea (2014) Socio-economic and Academic Challenges Facing Open and Distance Undergraduate Police Students: A Case of Dar es Salaam and Mbeya Regions. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined the socio-economic and academic challenges facing undergraduate learners from the Tanzania police force using open and distance learning mode. It is located in Dar es Salaam and Mbeya regions as a case of study. The specific objectives were; to examine socio-economic and academic challenges facing undergraduate learners using open and distance learning mode in the Tanzania Police force. This study adopted the case study research design and the main data collection method of the study was questionnaire supplemented with interviews and documentation. The study found that there are several socio-economic and academic challenges facing ODL undergraduate from the TPF at the Open University of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam and Mbeya regions and hence played an important role in influencing their performance. On the other hand, the study shows that the police force does not support ODL study programs by paying cost to facilitate smooth learning of ODL police learners. This poses a financial challenge to the students. On the other hand, the work environment in the TPF does not encourage employees to succeed in their studies; meanwhile the low salaries paid to police hinder their smooth learning. The study recommends that the Tanzania police force should improve work environment and encourage police staff to enroll into undergraduate courses at The Open University of Tanzania through open and distance learning mode and to improve remunerations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/706

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