Enhancing Access and Equity in Higher Education amongst the Rural Folks

Nason, Benson Vundi (2010) Enhancing Access and Equity in Higher Education amongst the Rural Folks. In: The 1st KIM Conference on Management : Transforming Higher Education - Opportunities and Challenges, KICC, KICC.


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The expansion of educational opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa is not a new phenomenon. For example, Africans have ventured far and wide worldwide in search of education in a period stretching as far as a half a century ago. The demand for higher education has been, and still is, rife in the region hence the high rate of the growth of universities. Great investments in education have greatly increased and has resulted in improved school attendance, capacity to learn, promotion of life-long education and skills for life. People of employable ages have greatly increased their employability, bargaining power and competence by accessing higher education. Due to lack of adequate opportunities in higher education, the rural population has not fared well. Some of the rural population possess even better qualifications compared to their urban peers. Without the availability of the facilities for higher education; the rural populations are indefinitely compromised and limited, while their counterparts in the urban areas remain on a higher rate of social mobility associated with access to higher education. This paper seeks to identify and explore strategies for enhancing access and equity in higher education by mature students in the rural society. The implementation of the identified strategies will boost access and equity in higher education among rural populations who are interested, able and qualified to pursue higher education.

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 13:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 13:50
URI: http://repository.mua.ac.ke/id/eprint/39

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