International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Ethiopia | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016 | Rating: 6.9 / 10

The Practice and Challenges of Implementing Students Networking: A Case Study in Aksum and Adigrat Universities, Ethiopia

Yohannes Kebede Tsegay

Abstract: Students networking is a newly introduced pedagogical practice that promotes academic achievement and socialization, yet many teachers struggle with implementing it in their classes, workshops, demonstrations, presentations and different home take assignments. The present study was aimed at assessing the prospects and challenges of implementing students` networking and examines their effects on higher education students by distributing a structured questionnaire at Adigrat, and Aksum Universities. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and interview from the instructors side, students side, mentors side and department heads side from the two universities. Quantitative data analysis as well as qualitative data was carried out. The results of this study on students networking show that instructors are not continuously collecting information about student progress. Significant number of instructors and students have poor knowledge and negative attitude towards student networking. Based on the results, it was conclude and recommend that instructors and, department heads need to have a strong documentation and reporting systems, and Concerned officials of the university need to closely examine the challenges mentioned and the recommendations forwarded.

Keywords: Students networking, Implementation, Practice, Adigrat University, Axum University

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,

Pages: 684 - 690

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