Module II Programmes in Kenya - Challenges of Access and Prospects

Mabonga, Joel (2010) Module II Programmes in Kenya - Challenges of Access and Prospects. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC.


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his paper looks at the historical evolution of higher education in Kenya, the emergence and impact of Module II Programmes on the quality of education in Kenya. Through literature review, the paper explores a salient concern in developing countries and Kenya in particular, on the rate of expansion of higher education vis-à-vis the quality of education offered. One hand argument has been posed that Module II Programmess have affected the quality of education in Kenyan universities while the other hand argument has stated that Module II Programmess have had a negative impact on the quality of education. The paper further seeks to provide answers to the question of how Module II Degree Programmes dovetails with the traditional programmes and the issues of quality with regard to faculty members' capacity, workload and research activities among other indicators of quality in an education system. The arguments in this paper are emboldened by findings drawn from 995 students, 440 lecturers and 295 administrators from public universities and their allied colleges/satellite campuses. The sample was arrived at by Multistage Sampling. Questionnaires, Observation Guides and Document Analysis were incorporated in data collection. The paper makes recommendations with regard to qualification of the academic staff, admission of students and utilisation of Module II Programmes funds. Key words: Module II; Quality; Public Universities; Kenya.

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 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 11:53

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