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Student Support in Higher Education: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead

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  • Nabi Bux Jumani

    (Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • Abdul Jabbar Bhatti

    (Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • Samina Malik

    (Department Of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan)

Abstract

Today every country is striving to enhance higher education qualitatively and quantitatively, because the economy of any country is directly influenced by the “intellectual capital†of that country. An important factor affecting the quality and quantity of higher education is the support that an institution provides to its students. The present study is an attempt to find the achievements of as well as challenges to the student support services in higher education institutions [HEIs] of developing countries with particular example of those in Pakistan. Employing the Delphi technique, the study explored the (a) achievements, (b) the problems and issues, and (c) means to address problems and issues in the student support services in HEIs of Pakistan. It was found that the HEIs in Pakistan were facing many challenges as the achievements were less than the requirement. Allocation of proper resources and restructuring the system of support are the most important means to address the challenges.

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  • Nabi Bux Jumani & Abdul Jabbar Bhatti & Samina Malik, 2013. "Student Support in Higher Education: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead," International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing (IJTEM), IGI Global, vol. 3(1), pages 77-88, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jtem00:v:3:y:2013:i:1:p:77-88
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