Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 22 August 2023
Leadership Challenges and Strategies in Pakistan's Higher Education System
Victoria University of Wellington
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Keywords: Higher Education, Leadership Challenges, Strategic Pathways, Pakistan
The higher education (HE) landscape in Pakistan has undergone substantial growth, marked by the establishment of numerous universities and a growing student population. However, this expansion has brought forth a diverse array of challenges that necessitate effective leadership practices to unlock the sector's full potential. This article comprehensively explores the multifaceted challenges confronted by leaders within Pakistan's HE system and presents a strategic roadmap for their resolution. Through a rigorous analysis of the literature, the study identifies challenges, including bureaucratic constraints, financial limitations, governance issues, faculty empowerment, quality assurance, political interference, technology integration, brain drain, gender inequality, and research funding. By addressing these challenges, the study proposes a series of strategic pathways that capitalize on established research and expertise. This study aims to contribute to the discourse on higher education leadership and advocates for transformative approaches that foster innovation, excellence, and progress within Pakistan's HE landscape.
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