ERIC Number: ED353909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Universities in Africa: Strategies for Stabilization and Revitalization. World Bank Technical Paper No. 194, Africa Technical Department Series.
Saint, William S.
This publication presents the results of a study on how to overcome the current crisis of quality, relevance and finance in African universities. The analysis developed from the 1988 policy study, "Education in Sub-Saharan Africa," and discussion within the Donors to African Education Working Group on Higher Education. In 12 chapters the report catalogues the accomplishments of African universities, identifies current problems, and signals likely solutions. Chapter 1 describes the need for renewal in the context of accomplishments. Chapter 2 looks at the scope of the problem, discussing enrollments, finances, educational quality and relevance. Chapter 3 treats institutional effectiveness including national roles, national needs, research for development, community service, access and diversity, and assessment. Chapter 4 reflects on university/state relations. Chapter 5 details progress and potential for financial diversification and related issues. Chapter 6 examines management of costs, staff/student ratios, information and planning. Chapter 7 examines ways of improving governance for stability and innovation. Chapter 8 expands the discussion of maintaining relevance in a changing world. Chapter 9 looks at preserving quality education. Chapter 10 discusses how to manage the social demand for access and equity. Chapter 11 details the role of donor institutions. Chapter 12 makes recommendations for initiating reform. A 136-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Administration, Developing Nations, Donors, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Relevance (Education), Undergraduate Study, Universities
Distribution Unit, Office of the Publisher, Department F, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa (Ontario).; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa