Strategic Planning in the Higher Educational Sector of Kenya

Lewa, Peter M. (phd) and Mutuku, Sarah M. and Mutuku, Miriam M. (2010) Strategic Planning in the Higher Educational Sector of Kenya. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges,, KICC.


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This paper provides an overview of the strategic planning process, the dynamics involved in university-based strategic planning and the need for strategic thinking in the higher education sector of Kenya. The paper challenges current planning systems that do not appear to be changing with the times. The paper relies mostly on secondary data but also used primary data. Primary data was collected through interviews of knowledgeable individuals. The paper recommends that strategic planning in universities could be improved through incorporation of strategic thinking and acting in the process, and through incorporation of key stakeholders such as industry, faculty, and students in the process of planning. It also makes recommendations on how current planning systems could be improved in Kenyan universities. The paper suggests a model of strategic planning that could prove useful if applied in strategic planning in Kenyan universities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
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 12:40
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 12:40

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