International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Choice of Transport Mode by Non-Resident University Students in Ghana
Paul Kwame Nkegbe, NaasegnibeKuunibe, Yazeed Abdul-Mumin

Abstract
Most tertiary educational institutions in Africa and Ghana practice non-residential housing system for their students in a bit to reduce the cost of tertiary education to government. This requires that students shop for accommodation outside the school premises and commute for academic activities. This study employs the multinomial logit regression to study the choice of transport mode among 384 non-residential university students in Ghana. The results show that distance of stay, travel time to campus, amount earned by mother, mother’s level of education and amount remitted to student statistically affect the probability that a student walks, uses a motorbike or takes a bus to campus. The study thus recommends that alternative public transport services be extended to the campus and that the private sector should be encouraged to provide students accommodation on campus.

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