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ERIC Number: ED112742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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The Role of the University in Economic and Social Development in Africa.
Shafei, Mohamed Z.
The role of the universities in economic and social development is merely one aspect of the contribution of education and knowledge to economic and social development. Economists fully realize that human resources development is a necessary condition for achieving economic and social progress. To economists the role of higher education in the promotion of economic and social development belongs to the field of economics of education, a field that together with wealth economics constitutes the rapidly growing branch of economics of human resources. The three basic functions of universities are in satisfying the needs of society for high-level manpower, undertaking scientific research, and assuming a leading role in the promotion of change in social values and institutions in the desired directions. Developing nations vary widely in supply, structure, and state of development of institutions of higher education available to them. Consequently, the content of what constitutes the particular policies that ought to be followed in a particular case will vary from one country to the next. However, no university will be able to fulfill the expected role in the promotion of economic and social development unless provided with facilities required for the proper performance of their functions. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa