Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2020, Page: 61-66
Human Capital Development and Higher Education
Catherine Laura Mamuli, Department of Business Administration and Management, School of Business and Economics, Kibabii University, Bungoma, Kenya
Received: May 27, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 7, 2020;       Published: Jul. 23, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ebm.20200604.11      View  157      Downloads  44
Abstract
The paper focuses on the role of higher education as an instrument for improving on human capital development in the country. Emphasis is laid on how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country can be repositioned for the development of human capital. This paper presents an empirical study that seeks to identify the role of higher education in development of human capital. Content analysis was done from various academic articles world over in relation to the current topic under study. Factors such as government policies, level of technological advancement and enrollment level were discussed. The challenges confronting human capital development in HEIs were highlighted and the strategies for overcoming such challenges deliberated. In the present global environment, characterized by rapid change, intense information flows and increasing competition, emergence of HEIs holds an important place. In today’s knowledge based economy, HEIs are playing as centres for human resource development and therefore, aid in the development of the human capital. The paper concludes that higher education should contribute to meeting the social economic needs of the population in terms of relevance of the qualifications offered to the current labour needs. It therefore, recommends that all stakeholders should contribute towards the development and review of the curricula offered in HEIs to conform to the current needs of the Labour Market.
Keywords
Higher Education Institutions, Human Capital Development, Human Resource Management, Labour Market
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Catherine Laura Mamuli, Human Capital Development and Higher Education, European Business & Management. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2020, pp. 61-66. doi: 10.11648/j.ebm.20200604.11
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