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A Research-Based Approach for Higher Education Systems: Nigeria in Perspective

  • Ifetayo OluwafemiEmail author
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
  • Jan-Harm C. Pretorius
  • Jesusetemi Oluwafemi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)

Abstract

In recent years, developing countries educational sector have been changing from the usual traditional teaching educational system which they have been practicing over a long time to research based in order to acclimatize with the rapid changes in knowledge and technology. It became important to explore the scope of knowledge management and channels its usage towards attaining a sustainable research output in the developing countries, especially in Nigerian universities. Categorizing the factors responsible for good research outputs and exploring these factors via the aid of the implementation of knowledge management and good Quality management practices can lead to a high research output success in our universities. A tertiary institution was surveyed in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, according to the staff members, the factors responsible for real research output in the school is linked to recognition of staff members outstanding performance and reward of staff members either monetary or non-monetary. Also, there were some indications from the survey that regular training of staff members on time management, research symposium are useful components for good quality research outputs.

Keywords

Research productivity TQM Higher education Research Tertiary institutions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ifetayo Oluwafemi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Clinton Aigbavboa
    • 1
  • Jan-Harm C. Pretorius
    • 1
  • Jesusetemi Oluwafemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Postgraduate School of Engineering ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgRepublic of South Africa

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