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|Title: ||A Survey on the Provision of Distance Education in PHEIs: A Comparative Case Study|
|Authors: ||Ingidayehu, Yalew|
|Keywords: ||Distance Education,Provision,PHEIs,|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2004|
|Publisher: ||ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY|
|Abstract: ||This study attempts to investigate the current provision of Distance Education (DE) in three PHEIs in Addis Ababa namely, St. Mary's College, Unity University College and Alpha Distance Education Institute. As a result of their situational and functional limitations, most of the government higher educations institutions
are unable to accommodate many students beyond their already (existing and expanding) vast regular and
extension programs. Accordingly, with regard to the provision of educational opportunity through distance
learning at higher level, the better and potential option, at hand, are the well established PHEIs like St.
Mary's College, Unity University College and Alpha Distance Education Institute. These PHEIs have already started Distance Education Programs that are becoming popular in the various Regions of Ethiopia.
Therefore, the major purposes of this study are the following:
1. To discuss and forward comparative analysis of the provision and organization of distance education in the three PHEIS in Addis Ababa.
2. To investigate the factors that positively and/or negatively affect the distance education programs in these institutes
3. Finally, based on the findings of this study, to forward viable conclusions and
recommendations pertaining to the provision and organization of distance education
Questionnaire survey was conducted with staff of distance education institutions and interview was made
with some officials of the institutions to collect data. The data were analysed through descriptive statistics
and presented in tabulations. The major finding in this study revealed that staff of the institutions believe
that distance education provision has some merits over conventional education, but distance education
provision in PHEIs is facing some constraints that require some actions.|
|Appears in Collections:||Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) in Ethiopia|
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