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Extent of Institutional Autonomy in Determination of Content and Quality of University Education in Uganda

TitleExtent of Institutional Autonomy in Determination of Content and Quality of University Education in Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsOfoyuru, DThaddeus, Lukwago, R, Kimoga, J
JournalInternational Research in Higher Education
Volume1
Issue2
ISSNISSN 2380-9205 (Online)
Abstract

Outcry about deplorable content and quality of university education in Uganda is widespread. Yet, studies about the same are rare. This paper explored the extent of institutional autonomy in the determination of content and quality of university education in Uganda. The political model of university governance was the guiding theory. Findings revealed that the government, the National Council for Higher Education, and universities determine the content and quality of university education. We conclude that partial institutional autonomy is inherent in the determination of content and quality of university education in Uganda. However, we recommend that universities should be accorded more institutional autonomy in order to achieve better content and quality of education suitable for national development.

URLhttp://www.sciedupress.com/journal/index.php/irhe/article/view/9753/5906
DOI10.5430/irhe.v1n2p64