09.jpg
May 10 2013

Beyond Reforms: The Politics of Higher Education Transformation in Africa

by Tade Akin Aina

African Studies Review (volume 53, number 1)
April 2010

Editors’ note: This article was presented as the 2009 Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola Lecture at the fifty-second Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in New Orleans in 2009.

Abstract: In spite of over a half century of interventions and waves of “reforms,” higher education in Africa today consists of institutions, systems, and practices that lack distinct values and goals, or a mission and vision connecting them to the ma- jor challenges of their local and global contexts. What is needed in African higher education is true transformation, which will involve practical and epistemological ruptures with previous ways of doing things and a reconstruction of structures, re- lations, cultures, and institutions. Of particular importance are initiatives that will ensure gender equity, changes in the organization and process of knowledge pro- duction, and a reenvisioning of universities’ funding sources and mechanisms.

Read Dr. Aina's article (PDF) in our Publications database under "Articles."

Read 35202 times Last modified on Monday, 16 September 2013 12:31

Get in Touch

  • Lot 4, Almadies Ngor, Dakar Sénégal
  • +221 33 869 46 86
  • +221 33 824 15 67

The goal is to identify the best online casinos that provide players with enjoyable and profitable gaming. We provide comprehensive and honest assessments, ratings, and recommendations so you can make the most informed decision when selecting a new UK casino in 2022. If you've never played Blackjack on a computer before, there are several sites that can help you get started. Choose from reputable, licensed and safe new casinos to play at. Discover cutting-edge online casinos utilizing the greatest technology in the business. Play at one of the newest web casino operators and receive a welcome bonus!

Twitter Feed

Due to an error, potentially a timed-out connection to Twitter, this user's tweets are unable to be displayed.

Conferences and Workshops