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Higher education and work in Africa: a comparative empirical study in selected countries

Mugabushaka, Alexis-Michel; Schomburg, Harald; Teichler, Ulrich

Abstract:
This comparative study addresses a broad range of issues salient for the debates about the relationships between higher education and the world of work in Africa. The retrospective evaluation of the study conditons, transition from higher education to work, acquisition and utilisation of qualifications, professional satisfaction and other themes are addressed in the core questionnaire and related data have been included in the comparative dataset.  The book is divided into two parts.  The first part of the book represents the contextual framework and the methodology of the studies presented in the subsequent chapters.  The second part comprises the findings of the comparative analysis on a variety of topics.  Mugabushaka and Omoifo draw a profile of the graduates and give their view on the quality of the higher education at their respective institutions.  Omeje examines the transition from higher education into the world of work and Kaigage looks into the major traits of the graduates' employment while Schomburg analyses elements of work orientation and job satisfaction of the employed graduates. In the final chapter, Mugabushaka explores the situation of self-employment among graduates in Ghana and Nigeria.    

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Document Title: Higher education and work in Africa: a comparative empirical study in selected countries
Project Title: Study Programme on Higher Education Management in Africa
Institution: International Centre for Higher Education Research
City and Country: University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany


Date:2007
Document Type:Research Report (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Higher Education and Work, Developing countries, Comparative Studies, Graduate Unemployment, Survey, Survey Methods, Tracer Studies, Gender, Quality of Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Ghana, Nigeria


File Size:927 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce this report was granted by the editor
Additional information:The programme was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency and supplemented by UNESCO.
Date Added:04 August 2008


Mugabushaka, Alexis-Michel; Schomburg, Harald; Teichler, Ulrich (2007). Higher education and work in Africa: a comparative empirical study in selected countries Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency, Kassel, Germany