Lecturers’ Professional Competency and Students’ Academic Performance in Indonesia Higher Education

Arif Partono Prasetio, Elvira Azis, Darin Dindi Fadhilah, Anissa Fitri Fauziah

Abstract


In an increasingly competitive environment to provide better education, higher education institution should focus on improving the students’ academic performance. This performance embodied in student grade which then support the graduated student who search for jobs. Besides improving the mental attitude, higher education institution should also improve cognitive abilities. One of the important factors which can contribute in improving cognitive abilities is lecturer professional competencies. Lecturer should have a wide and deep knowledge regarding the courses they teach. They also should possess practical experience so their lesson more attractive. This study examined the impact of lecturers’ professional competency on students’ academic performance in higher education. The findings show that the professional competency do not have a significantly relation with students’ academic performance. The detail discussion provided with new insights of various factors which might relate to the performance.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v7i1.10902

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