There have been few studies conducted on the problems facing higher education system in Libya. Recent research has shown that there is a significant gap in higher education levels. This means, there is an urgent need to address this by filling this gap, research focused the problem show that, the gap can be blamed on changes of systems and policies in the country. However much of the burden emanates from the rapid growth of learning institutions. University colleges have spread across Libya and a ban of foreign language in Libya has played a central role in stressing the higher education system. The paper aims to present a comprehensive insight with references to the higher education system in Libya and how policy and administration backed by political nuances have caused the current situation that has affected the quality of the education. The methods used in the paper include: literature review, policy document content analysis, quality assurance policies analysis. Research shows that there is a significant gap in higher education levels. This means, there is an urgent need to address this by filling this gap. The paper draws from a wide range research ideal recommendations and possible solutions for problems. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Tamtam, A., Gallagher, F., Olabi, A. G., & Naher, S. (2011). Higher education in Libya, system under stress. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 29, pp. 742–751). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.300