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The African universities' capacity to participate in global higher education supply and production: a case of Uganda.

Kasozi, A.B.K.

Abstract:
This paper reports findings on the ability of Ugandan universities to contribute to global higher education production and supply. The paper is a result of a survey of tertiary institutions the author and a few colleagues conducted for the Makerere Institute of Social Research and the Rockefeller Foundation. Twenty institutions including thirteen universities and sixteen non-university institutions were surveyed in 2001-2002. Indicators of capacity to generate knowledge included education facilities such as laboratories, science materials, library books, research facilities, computers, internet access, space (in classrooms, libraries, laboratories etc) and, above all, qualified personnel.
The study found that many of Uganda's tertiary institutions lack capacity to produce ideas through research, debate and other forms of investigation. The paper details the lack of this capacity. At an international higher education conference late last year in Eldoret, Kenya, this paper was presented. Many African delegates said the situation in Uganda was similar to what pertained in their own countries.

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Document Title: The African universities' capacity to participate in global higher education supply and production: a case of Uganda.
Journal: Uganda Journal of Education
Volume: 4
Issue: July - December
No. of Pages: 45 - 63


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Higher Education and Development, Capacity, Uganda, Universities, Resources, Quality Assessment, Research universities, Quality Assurance, Quality of Higher Education


File Size:322 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author
Date Added:11 March 2008


Kasozi, A.B.K. (2003). The African universities' capacity to participate in global higher education supply and production: a case of Uganda. Uganda Journal of Education. vol.4 (July -December. pp.45 - 63