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A historical accounting of African universities: beyond Afropessimism

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe

Abstract:
There are two widespread assumptions about university education in Africa: first that the Europeans introduced it, and second that it has declined since independence. Both are false, writes Paul Zaleza. Higher education and universities long antedated the establishment of "western" style universities in the nineteenth century, and the post-independence era was a period of unprecedented growth during which the bulk of contemporary Africa's universities were established. (Abstract from Pambazuka News)

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Title of Paper: A historical accounting of African universities: beyond Afropessimism
Contributor: Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe


Date:2006
Document Type:papers
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:African Continent
Keywords:History of Higher Education
Relationship:Appeared in Pambazuka News, Issue 263 (13 July 2006). http://www.pambazuka.org


File Size:52 KB
Date Added:17 July 2006


Zeleza, Paul (2006). A historical accounting of African universities: beyond Afropessimism. Unpublished.