Online ISSN: 2519-9722 | Print ISSN: 2522-6789
Volume 2 Number 11 November 2017
Impact of Massification on Students’ and Lecturers’ Academic Participation in Public and Private Universities in KenyaPages: 108-113
Authors: Wilberforce N. Mwirichia, Nelson Jagero, Hillary Barchok
The study aimed at finding out the impact of massification on the students’ and lecturers’ academic participation in public and private universities in Kenya. Massification is the rapid enrolment of students in universities. Kenya has expanded her student enrolment in universities for her development needs. Research findings raise pertinent issues touching on the quality of education in the Kenyan universities. The study adopted a causal- comparative survey research design. The respondents were students and lecturers in the eight purposely selected universities in Kenya. A sample of 399 respondents consisting of 361 students, 22 lecturers and 16 heads of Department from four public and four private universities in Kenya were selected for the study through simple random sampling technique. The descriptive statistics used in the study was percentages. The study found that there is poor lecturers’ academic participation in public and private universities. The study recommends that university authorities increase the ratio of lecturers to students in public universities to raise the quality of learning and teaching in the universities.