Higher education in Libya, system under stress

Abdalmonem Tamtam, Fiona Gallagher, Abdul G. Olabi, Sumsun Naher

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Abstract

There have been few studies conducted on the problems facing higher education system in Libya. Recent research has shown that there is a significant gap in higher education levels. This means, there is an urgent need to address this by filling this gap, research focused the problem show that, the gap can be blamed on changes of systems and policies in the country. However much of the burden emanates from the rapid growth of learning institutions. University colleges have spread across Libya and a ban of foreign language in Libya has played a central role in stressing the higher education system. The paper aims to present a comprehensive insight with references to the higher education system in Libya and how policy and administration backed by political nuances have caused the current situation that has affected the quality of the education. The methods used in the paper include: literature review, policy document content analysis, quality assurance policies analysis. Research shows that there is a significant gap in higher education levels. This means, there is an urgent need to address this by filling this gap. The paper draws from a wide range research ideal recommendations and possible solutions for problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-751
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Libyan higher education
  • Arab education
  • Challenges of higher education
  • Quality of education

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Tamtam, Abdalmonem ; Gallagher, Fiona ; Olabi, Abdul G. ; Naher, Sumsun. / Higher education in Libya, system under stress. In: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 29. pp. 742-751.
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Higher education in Libya, system under stress. / Tamtam, Abdalmonem; Gallagher, Fiona; Olabi, Abdul G.; Naher, Sumsun.

In: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 29, 2011, p. 742-751.

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