ERIC Number: EJ948242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Higher Education Quality in Kenya: A Critical Reflection of Key Challenges
Odhiambo, George O.
Quality in Higher Education, v17 n3 p299-315 2011
This article examines the unique challenges facing Kenya's public higher education institutions. It explores the struggle to develop quality and quality assurance mechanisms against a background of rapidly diminishing income, brain drain, political interference and the negative aspects of globalisation. The challenges have consequently led to a decline in the quality of education and left higher education hanging on a thread. The article argues that the higher education sector requires clear policies of rewarding and retaining talented staff and ways of dealing with the politically instigated expansion. It provides an opportunity for reflection on policies and practices in Kenya's higher education sector and suggests an urgent need for reforms. Quality assurance could play a key role in initiating these reforms.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, Educational Quality, Global Approach, Politics, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Income
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya