Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Higher education, Quality, Developing countries

DOI

10.1080/0260293990240402

Abstract

In recent years universities in developing countries have followed their counterparts in developed countries in adopting quality assurance to improve the quality of their teaching, research and direct community service programmes. While many of the conditions required for the successful implementation of quality assurance programmes are not present in most universities in developing countries, their adoption will still be useful. Such programmes show how a university's seemingly disparate activities are related to one another to serve a common cause and how the quality of these can best be improved by adopting an integrated approach. In the process, they provide more focus and direction to the work of the traditional academic committee system. However, the quality assurance programmes must be modified to suit the conditions prevailing in developing countries, by being simple in design, modest in expectations, and realistic in requirements.

Source Publication

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Volume Number

24

Issue Number

4

ISSN

0260-2938

First Page

379

Last Page

390