International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2021)

Perception on mass media impact on public policymaking. An analysis on the free senior high school education policy in Ghana


Gyimah William Afful

Mass media globally has helped curb problems and somewhat has brought the world closer. The most important means of helping each other in the world is by means of information which speeds up growth. Education on the other hand has helped literally and practically to establish the fact that individuals obtain knowledge, skills and abilities. The Ghanaian perception on the mass media’s impact on policymaking is very key through which they stand on the notion that the media today is the medium at which every news or information is channeled. Using an online survey of 400 respondents, the researcher investigated on the Perception on mass media impact on public policymaking. An analysis on the Free Senior High School education policy in Ghana. The study revealed that functions of the mass media have a positive relationship with the free Senior High School education policy. By virtue of Ghana been a democratic state, it was therefore recommended that in order to contribute to free formation of public opinion, the state should however support and allow the media to work in free environment without applying any coercion.
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