ISBN 9789994450466
Pages 82
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Forum for Social Studies, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

Current Issues in Ethiopian Private Higher Education Institutions

Opportunities and Challenges

by Wossenu Yimam, Mulu Nega

The main purpose of this study was to explore current issues surrounding Ethiopian private higher education institutions (PHEIs) and assess the impact of regulatory practices on the smooth operation of PHEIs. The findings of the study revealed that PHEIs are making significant contribution towards increasing access to higher education and creating employment opportunities. However, there were concerns among stakeholders on the quality of education provided by PHEIs. The application of government regulatory frameworks was also found to be more stringent on PHEIs than on their counterparts in the public sector.

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About the Authors

Wossenu Yimam

Wossenu Yimam is an Assistant Professor with a PhD in Educational Administration. Besides his teaching career, he has served as Assistant Director of the Institute of Educational Research as well as Registrar of Addis Ababa University. He has also served as external quality auditor for HERQA, and team leader of nationwide surveys and monitoring & evaluation activities conducted by international consulting firms. Dr. Wossenu has been actively engaged in series of research undertakings focusing on educational management in Ethiopia, on which he has published journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

Mulu Nega

Mulu Nega has a PhD in higher education policy from the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, the Netherlands. His dissertation is on ‘Quality and Quality Assurance in Ethiopian higher Education: Critical Issues and Practical Implications’. He has authored a number of journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings on quality issues in Ethiopian education. Moreover, he undertook a variety of consultancy services for governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Currently he is an assistant professor at the Institute of Educational Research, Addis Ababa University. In addition to his academic position, he has held various administrative positions such as Head of the Testing Center in Addis Ababa University, and Coordinator of donor-funded projects. He is now a Director of the Center for Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement, Addis Ababa University.

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