Special Issue on Issues and Challenges of Quality Higher Education in the Developing Nations

Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Aina Jacob Kola
      School of Science, College of Education (Technical) Lafiagi, Lafiagi, Nigeria
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    • Ajao Muftau Adeyemi
      School of Pure and Apply Science, Kwara state University, Molete, Nigeria
    • Bamisaiye Fisayo Abraham
      Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
    • Alabi Imam Hafsat
      Science Education Department, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
    • Yusuf Nusirat Bolanle
      Chemistry Education Department, College of Education (T) Lafiagi, Lafiagi, Nigeria
    • Adebisi Thomas
      Department of Science and Technology Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
    • Langenhoven Roy Keith
      School of Science and Mathematics Education, University of the Western Cape, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Introduction

    Higher education is critical in the development of any nation. This explains the reason for the guest for it in the developing nations of the world. The evidence is seen in most Africa countries as universities, and other tertiary institutions are on the increase every day. However, the quality of these institutions has been concerns for stakeholders in education because myriad of challenges are facing the institutions. Many challenges are confronting higher education in these institutions such as inadequate funding, poor infrastructure, governance, culture, religion and others: which are impacting the quality of teaching and research. It is therefore apparent that the quality of higher education in the developing countries, especially Africa is not comparable with most of the developed world which sometimes bring unhealthy discrimination in term of appointment and placement.
    The postgraduate studies and research in most universities cannot be compared with those of the developed countries. This is evidence from the quality of the postgraduate students produced in these institutions. The academic personnel in most of these institutions are not technology savvy, and this is significantly affecting their teaching. Students’ thesis supervisions are poorly handled in most of the African Universities, and it makes doctoral programme herculean.
    Given this, the need to examine the quality of higher education is therefore critical to holistically proffer solution to these problems. Therefore, the purpose of this special issue is to seek for both empirical and theoretical papers to address the quality of higher education that will guarantee sustainable development in each of the countries.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Comparative Study of Higher Education
    2. Establishment of universities
    3. Postgraduate Studies
    4. Postgraduate students’ supervision
    5. Research and Research Institutes
    6. Technology and Higher Education
    7. Culture and Higher Education
    8. Politics, Security, Religion and Higher Education

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.herjournal.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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