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PRACTICES, PERCEPTIONS AND CHALLENGES OF PROFESSIONAL MENTORING IN ASSURING QUALITY EDUCATION IN ETHIOPIA. (THE CASE OF AKSUM UNIVERSITY) [Abstract ID: 0404-03]
The main purpose of this research was to explore the practice, challenges and perception of students, mentors, quality assurance officers and university administrative staff relating to mentoring. The study focuses on how mentors, quality assurance officers and principals support their students to practice one-to-five networking and enhance quality education. The main themes of the research are as follows: first, the relationship between mentees, mentors, quality assurance officers and department heads to implement successful mentoring in one-to five networking; second, the perceptions of mentees, mentors, quality assurance officers and department heads; finally, the professional roles and responsibilities of mentors, mentees, quality assurance officers and department heads. To conduct the study, a descriptive survey approach was employed and both primary and secondary sources of data were used. Data collecting instruments were questionnaires and interviews and observations around the basic research questions. The findings of the study generally revealed that the majority of the department heads, mentors and mentees were not executing their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of mentoring in one-to-five networking for a variety of reasons, which are described fully in the study.