Despite the role of universities in teaching, undertaking research, and training of skilled manpower for economic development, universities in developing countries like Kenya face financial crises. In this regard, Dr. Kipchumba sets out to reveal the mediating role of students’ enrolment on the relationship between government funding and improvements in college outcomes among public universities in Kenya. The author observes that government funding is highly related to graduation rates in public universities and the relationship between government funding and the public university students’ graduation rates is positive although weak. Likewise, the relationship between government funding and public university college development index is positive but weak too. This book is a must-read for university administrators, educational policy makers, and students of educational administration and management and economics of education in Kenya and beyond.
This book is a great resource in areas of higher education finance, institutional productivity and improvements in college outcomes in terms of graduation rates and development index. It is skilfully written to indicate the relationship between government funding and the public university students’ graduation rates [Dr. David Barasa, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, Kenya].
Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba is currently the Registrar (Administration and Human Resource) at Kabarak University. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer and Head of Business Administration Department at Egerton University. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University, Master of Business Administration from Egerton University, and PhD in Educational Economics and Management from Nanjing Agricultural University in China. His area of specialization is Human Resource and Management, Strategic Management, Organizational behavior, performance management and Business Communication. Dr. Kipchumba has participated in a number of seminars, workshops, and conferences worldwide. He has published a number of journal articles. His research interests are in Performance Management, Management of Higher Education, Knowledge Management, and Talents Management.