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Title:Financing higher education in sub-Saharan Africa
Author:Tilak, Jandhyala B.G.ISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:Africanus (ISSN 0304-615X)
Volume:41
Issue:2
Pages:4-31
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:higher education
educational financing
Abstract:The system of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is crippled by a wide variety of problems. These can be attributed to, amongst others, the long period of colonial rule, World Bank policies in higher education that have clearly been against higher education, and myopic national education policies. An important factor constraining the growth of higher education in the region is lack of finance. This article critically discusses some of the major trends, problems and policy issues in higher education financing in SSA, including public expenditure on higher education, student fees, family expenditure on higher education, and the growth of private higher education. The article highlights the limits of some of the reform policies discussed in this context, emphasizing the importance of the public funding of higher education. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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