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ERIC Number: EJ1060626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
The Presidential Scholarship Programme in Zimbabwe: A Living Case of the Political Will in Promoting Regionalisation in Higher Education
Zvavahera, Promise
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v6 Sep 2014
The study sought to explore the impact of the commitment and political will exhibited by the Government of Zimbabwe through the Presidential Scholarship Scheme in promoting regionalisation of higher education. The methodology employed document analysis, interviews and questionnaires to gather data from the stakeholders. The officials responsible for the Presidential Scholarship Programme, Directors and officials in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and other government departments, parents, students and alumni were the respondents. The findings revealed that since 1995, Zimbabwe has sent in excess of 30,000 Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to 15 universities in South Africa. The scheme contributed to regionalisation of higher education by promoting cooperation, building cultural bridges, promoting international managerialism, mobility and employability of graduates in the region and beyond. The respondents indicated that regionalisation of higher education helps in harmonisation of programmes and addressed quality issues within the region. It was concluded that the Presidential Scholarship scheme was an example of a best practice in internationalisation of higher education. It was recommended that similar schemes should be established in other SADC countries in order to reap full benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A