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ERIC Number: EJ966699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
Public by Day, Private by Night: Examining the Private Lives of Kenya's Public Universities
Wangenge-Ouma, Gerald
European Journal of Education, v47 n2 p213-227 Jun 2012
This article examines the emergence of the public university in Kenya as a key provider of private higher education, characterised mainly by the phenomenon of the "private public university student." It probes the broader socio-economic reforms circumscribing the privatisation of Kenya's public universities and the local and global forces responsible for these reforms. From the enrolment patterns of Kenya's public universities, where state-subsidised students are becoming a diminishing minority and where a range of exclusive programmes for private students (mainly taught in the evenings) are a growing trend, it may be argued that a new kind of private university is emerging; namely, private universities owned by public universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya