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Harnessing private monies to fuel university growth: a case study of Makerere University

Bidemi, Carrol

Abstract:
This article illuminates the impact of marketization of higher education at Makerere University. Based on extensive interviews conducted in 2003, the article argues that it did affect academic life: academics complained about increased workload and stress, there was increased competition between high and low-revenue-earning faculties and conflict between faculties and central management. It argues that Makerere University is a much more dynamic place today than it was in the 1980s and early 1990s — enrolments are high, new programmes have been introduced, support from foreign funding agencies is high, faculty compensation is higher. But market values permeate all levels of university activities, and the roles and mission of a public university are being undermined. None of this augurs well for a public good construction of higher education.

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Document Title: Harnessing private monies to fuel university growth: a case study of Makerere University
Journal: Southern African Review of Education
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
No. of Pages: 77-92


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Private Sector, Financing of Higher Education, Makerere University, Marketisation


File Size:187 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this article was granted by the author and journal editor.
Date Added:07 March 2008


Bidemi, Carrol (2007). Harnessing private monies to fuel university growth: a case study of Makerere University, South African Review of Education (SARE) , 13(2): 77-92