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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Education and employment in Anglophone Africa
Author:Laar, A.J.M. van de
Periodical:Kroniek van Afrika
Geographic term:English-speaking Africa
Abstract:Wage employment prospects for pupils with primary and Becondary education have diminished strongly in the past decade, increasing feelings of frustration and Bocial unrest. After the golden opportunities of the first decade after independence, employment prospects for university graduates will also change rather rapidly during the 1970s. The employed have used their large political power to enforce large nominal wage increases, but nowadays these increases are mostly being eroded by rapidly increasing prices. Problably the 1970s will show an increasing conflict between government and universities. Reconsideration of the role of education in development is long overdue. This is the conclusion of the fore going sections: Introduction - Economic growth and employment during the 60s - The labour market for university graduates during the 60s - The present situation - Increasing the absorptive capacity. Notes, tables.