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ERIC Number: EJ783886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Higher Educational Cost-Sharing, Dual-Track Tuition Fees, and Higher Educational Access: The East African Experience
Marcucci, Pamela; Johnstone, D. Bruce; Ngolovoi, Mary
Peabody Journal of Education, v83 n1 p101-116 Jan 2008
Three universal demands characterize higher education globally: the demand for higher quality, for increased access, and for greater equity. In East Africa, where resources are highly constrained, no nation has been able to meet these demands on the basis of public expenditures alone. Instead countries have had to increase resources from nonpublic sources, including tuition fees. In countries with strong resistance to tuition fees and where the difficulty of taxation is combined with a daunting queue of competing public sector needs, a dual-track tuition policy is especially popular whereby the most capable applicants are financed from public resources and other qualified students are allowed admission on a fee-paying basis. This article studies dual-track policies in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. We find that although rewarding ability, the dual-track policies did little to offer opportunities for the poor. (Contains 6 tables and 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda