Contributions of Module II Programmes to Improvement of University Resources for Improved Quality of Education

Kaitange, K. M. (phd) and Ng'ang'a, S. I. and Muhoro, Margaret W. (2010) Contributions of Module II Programmes to Improvement of University Resources for Improved Quality of Education. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC.


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Universities in Kenya have embarked on marketing their education services throughout the country on what they know best by identifying their resources and ways of exploiting them commercially. This has formularised their organisational structure in terms of improving their provision of quality education by their faculties for conventional academic and research (Kiamba, 2003). This paper seeks to establish the current state of affairs as regards quality of education by examining the factors and resources that affects quality and effects of Module II Degree Programmes on them. The data collection instruments used included Questionnaires, Interview Schedules, Observation Guides, and Documentary Analysis Guide. The instruments were tested for content and construct validity and reliability during a pilot study after which research assistants were trained and deployed to personally administer the instruments and collect data. A total of 1,630 students enrolled in public universities in Kenya, collaborating colleges, lecturers and administrators were sampled. 484 responded to the questionnaires, which were deemed to be enough response for the analysis. The study employed a Survey Methodology with Constructivism as Its Epistemology Underpinning the Study. The Data was analysed both qualitatively and quantitatively using SPSS Program. The study findings obtained indicates that the students are significantly dissatisfied with all indicators of improvement of resources at the universities for the sake of improvement of the quality of education offered, except for the qualification of their lecturers where they seem to be unsure n (t=0.485, p=0.628) at the 95 percent confidence level. This suggests that, according to the students not much of the money received from Module II is directed towards improvement of quality of education. The study recommends that there is need for the Government to speed up efforts that will see Module II Programmes Students get

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Conference > International Conference on Industry and Higher Education - 2010
Depositing User: Mr. David Mwangi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 08:38

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