Challenges and Coping Strategies of Adult Learners in Tertiary Institutions: A Case Study of University of Cape Coast in Ghana

Racheal Ofori, Enoch Danso Okyere, Gifty Seiwaa Nyarko


The study examined challenges adult learners in the University of Cape Coast face and the strategies they adopt in coping with these challenges. The case study research design was used and involved 18 respondents who were selected through purposive sampling technique. The hermeneutic method was used to analyze the data. The findings show that ICT and library are indispensable learning resources but adult learners have difficulty with their usage. Adult learners fail to avail themselves of counseling services on campus. It is recommended that ICT education should be intensified for these learners. Adult learners should be separated from the younger ones during ICT lessons in order to serve their special needs in the use of this resource. The wireless internet service should be active all the time and should be expanded to serve all halls and nearby hostels of the university.

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