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Title:Arguments for and against university expansion in Zimbabwe
Author:Zindi, Fred
Year:1998
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:10
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:33-49
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:educational policy
universities
education
higher education
Universities and colleges
Economic and social development
Abstract:In recent years, expansion of university education has been widespread throughout Africa despite the significant economic demands and constraints such expansion places upon government budgets. This paper analyses the implications of university expansion in Zimbabwe. In particular, it analyses the equity arguments supporting and opposing expansion. One of the most serious educational problems facing the government of Zimbabwe is the demand for education. Many of those who have completed secondary school fail to get university places; they also fail to get jobs. Expansion of mass higher education, in spite of its disadvantages (a decline of the quality of university education and new problems in the labour market) has become a global phenomenon. There is need for a national dialogue to determine the direction which Zimbabwe should take. Bibliogr., sum.
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