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ERIC Number: ED112740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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The University in Africa Today.
Gardiner, R. K. A.
African universities have a critical role to play in the improvement of the African social fabric. There is no necessary conflict between scholarly and social concern. Tasks facing African universities involve the design and operation of the educational system, especially in regard to entrance qualifications and their relationship to academic standards. African scholars should address themselves to all problems and should have sufficient working contact with policy making and executing agencies to ensure that their academic findings will influence practical events. Since African countries are less developed economically, problems arise in relation to cost and cost effectiveness. The high cost of universities underlines the reasonableness of government concern to see that the choice of university curriculum reflects national needs, but a balance between practical requirements and those of intellectual inquiry must be maintained. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa