Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Higher Education in Developing Countries

Higher educational institutions as well as other state and private institutions in developing countries play a profound role in the development of the the nations. Nevertheless, within this process this higher education cannot deny its problems. The problems faced by those higher education institutions are as follows:-insufficient number of full-time teaching staff-low number of staff with advanced degrees-high student-teacher ratio-insufficient number of reading staff and students-low book-student ratio-insufficient number of learning materials in their local language-high average time to graduate (low academic productivity)-insufficient time allocation for research by faculty members-small capacity of student admission due to limited physical facilities
The following factors have to be considered by that institutions of higher education in developing countries:-the rapid growth of student population-a continuing need to improve physical facilities such as buildings and other supporting facilities-a growing need of full-time teaching staff-the need to improve and to adjust the curricula with the progress of science and technology on one side and the social demand for professionals in multidisciplinary fields on the other side-the challenge to defend human dignity and values in the midst of increasing consumerism, due to rapid development of science and technology.

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