Ethiopian universities may suffer if quality assurance systems are too narrowly focused.
Quality assurance programmes tend to ignore context - which means important elements of teaching and learning are overlooked and universities miss out on a real chance to improve their practices.
Small classes like these are sadly uncommon in Kenya’s often overcrowded, oversubscribed universities.
Kenya's authorities are trying to deal with declining standards at the country's public and private universities. This will require a strengthened regulatory framework and hard work from institutions.
How can the US address its accreditation problem?
IIP Photo Archive
Why are there problems with US academic accreditation, and what policies are needed to improve and assure academic quality?