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ERIC Number: EJ813699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Widening Access to University Education in Anglophone Africa: Problems and Prospects
Oduaran, Akpovire; Oduaran, Choja
Convergence, v40 n1-2 p81-93 2007
Widening access to university-level education in Anglophone Africa has been moving away gradually from rhetorical optimism into the realm of political actualisation of collective intentions of community modernisation and growth. This is because university education is being deconstructed to embrace the welfare, self-actualisation and socio-economic and even political reconstruction of Africans, especially the poor, such that they do not remain the objects but effective subjects of change at local and global level. This brief article examines some of the ways in which Anglophone African nations have been widening access to university education despite the challenges posed by poverty and the large death toll arising from the HIV/AIDS pandemic plaguing the continent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa