Factors Influencing Diploma Holders to Join University Education Program than Technical Institutions in Tanzania.

Mwambene, Shani (2016) Factors Influencing Diploma Holders to Join University Education Program than Technical Institutions in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The Growing worldwide interest in higher education has caused universities and technical institutions to improve their capacity to meet the need of globalization. The purpose of this research was to examine factors influencing diploma holders to join university education program than technical institutions in Tanzania. The study was guided by the following objectives, to assess the perception of diploma graduate base on the education provided by university and technical institutions, to determine factors influencing diploma graduate to join university education than technical institutions program and to compare weakness and strengths of both technical institutes and universities as considered important by diploma holders in selecting higher education institution. The research involved 104 which include Diploma Students and University student with diploma entry qualification SAUT, ESAMI, MZUMBE, OPEN University of Tanzania, CBE and TIA found in Mwanza city. The methods of data collection were; questionnaires and in-depth interview. Moreover, data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that perception of diploma graduates on the education provided by University than Technical education includes career prospects of University Degree programs, University program improve their own status, University program increase cognitive capacity and have capacity to cope in a dynamic working environment. Factors that were found to influence diploma graduates to join University for Degree program were; reputation of the university, academic program at the University, and employment opportunities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:06
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1607

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