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ERIC Number: EJ1081291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1925-4741
Higher Education in Kenya: The Rising Tension between Quantity and Quality in the Post-Massification Period
Owuor, Nickanor Amwata
Higher Education Studies, v2 n4 p126-136 2012
This paper was designed to be an empirical study, looking at the disparity between quantity and quality in higher education in Kenya. To enable a systematic look at quality and quantity within context, a combination of approaches: case study, Delphi technique, observation and interviews were adopted for the purpose of this study. The research validated the common perception of massification and corresponding poor quality in the higher education sector in Kenya; reflected by the poor measures in all the aspects of HE quality: Breadth of teaching, learning and assessment activities, students' achievement, the curriculum, learning resources, student support and guidance, and academic management at subject/department level. The results present serious concerns which require urgent attention and action. Several action points have been suggested that can prove useful in bringing about the necessary reforms in order to revitalise HE for the sake of enabling the achievement of Vision 2030 (the country's grand development programme).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya