ERIC Number: EJ1072808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Higher Education Research in Uganda: Problems and Prospects
Owoeye, J. S.; Oyebade, S. A.
African Higher Education Review, v2 p19-38 Dec 2009-Jul 2010
Research is regarded as essential for development and the application of new knowledge for the benefit of society. Higher education in Uganda has expanded rapidly in the last 20 years. Universities have become the most important institutions in the achievement of national and international goals in enhancing the quality of life, wealth creation, production of high caliber human resources. Even though research has been recognized as key to development, research funding has not received adequate support. The resultant effect has been inadequate research infrastructure in this country. University funding is considered inadequate leading to alarmingly low and declining salaries of faculty staff, massive brain drain while external sources of grants have diminished. The study recommended for authorities' careful consideration and implementation of all policies that will facilitate effective and efficient functioning of tertiary education. These include adequate funding, upgrading of all (library, laboratory, workshops) facilities, continuous staff development efforts, comprehensive data generation, storage and usage among others.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Teacher Salaries, College Faculty, Brain Drain, Educational Facilities Improvement, Faculty Development, Educational Policy, Quality of Life, Role of Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Institutional Research, Financial Support, Faculty Publishing, Databases, Enrollment Trends, Teacher Shortage, Taxes, Educational Administration
University of North Texas. 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203. Web site: https://www.coe.unt.edu/african-higher-education-review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda