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State of science and technology training institutions in Africa

African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI)

Abstract:
This study set out to assess the state of institutions offering training in Science and Technology. Specifically, the study was intended to determine the quality of the physical resources available in the various institutions, the nature of the human resource available both at the level of academic staff and the technical support staff, the financial support for the institutions, the major areas of constraints, which in the opinion of the institutional administrators, require urgent attention and the intervention strategies for the strengthening of S&T institutions in Africa. The study focused only on basic and engineering sciences. Hence the survey was conducted in faculties of Science and Engineering. The survey tool used in the study was a structured questionnaire. The latter assessed staff, student population, library facilities, availability of textbooks/learning materials, infrastructure for information and Communications technology, laboratory facilities, teaching method/technology, relevance of syllabus and quality assurance. Participating institutions were selected from the membership of the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI). They were drawn from all the geographic and linguistic regions of the sub-Sahara Africa. The questionnaires were distributed throughout the year 2003 and the analysis carried out in the first half of 2004.

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Title of Paper: State of science and technology training institutions in Africa
Publisher: UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Africa
City: Nairobi, Kenya


Date:2005
Document Type:researchreport
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Science and Technology Indicators, Science Education, Engineering Education, Infrastructure, Resources, Facilities, Teaching


File Size:347 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this paper in AHERO was granted by Prof. J.G.M. Massaquoi, Coordinator of ANSTI. info@ansti.org
Date Added:18 April 2006


African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) (2005). State of science and technology training institutions in Africa. UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya