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This study explores the multifaceted landscape of challenges faced by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and investigates the transformative potential of execution challenges and Industry 4.0 technologies in enhancing quality management within Ethiopian HEIs.
The analysis begins by scrutinizing execution challenges—ranging from implementing quality management practices to technological advancements and effective monitoring. Regression analyses affirm a significant positive correlation between addressing these challenges and elevating educational standards. Notably, each challenge demonstrates a robust impact on various facets of educational quality, emphasizing the critical need to address these challenges for improved quality management within HEIs.
Concurrently, the study delves into the integration of Industry 4.0 technologies—examining their role in bridging identified gaps within Quality Management Systems (QMS) in Ethiopian HEIs. Results underscore the transformative potential of these technologies, particularly in faculty development, information technology, and infrastructure enhancement. The findings reveal a clear correlation between the integration of these technologies and substantial improvements in QMS, emphasizing their crucial role in refining educational infrastructures.
The synergy between addressing execution challenges and leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies emerges as a pivotal strategy for HEIs. The positive relationships unveiled in the analyses underscore the need for comprehensive interventions aimed at mitigating execution challenges while harnessing technological advancements. This holistic approach holds promise in not only enhancing educational standards but also fostering efficient and effective quality management systems within Ethiopian HEIs. This study advocates for a strategic framework integrating targeted solutions to address execution challenges alongside the adoption of innovative technologies. Such concerted efforts will not only drive immediate improvements in educational quality but also establish a foundation for continual enhancement and innovation within Ethiopian HEIs. This comprehensive approach presents an opportunity to propel Ethiopian HEIs toward a future characterized by adaptive, technology-driven, and quality-centric educational frameworks, fostering an environment conducive to continual growth and excellence.