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The linkage of higher education to economic development.

Kasozi, A.B.K.

Abstract:
Scholars have now established that there is a major link between higher education and economic development. Higher education enhances economic development in many ways, including the provision of human capital and knowledge needed for production and for good governance. Therefore, universities are our future and we must not only fund them but also give them the freedom to do their work, provided they are accountable to all stakeholders. However, African higher education systems have not been able to fully play their economic development roles due to years of financial neglect, state interference in their institutional autonomies and internal mismanagement. African countries have failed to appreciate the positive roles higher education and universities play in economic development. As a result, African higher education systems lag behind those of other continents in almost every quality indicator. On their part, university institutions, public and private, must become more accountable to the public in the way they manage funds and academic processes.

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Document Title: The linkage of higher education to economic development.
Journal: The Uganda Higher Education Review Journal of the National Council of Higher Education
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 9-14


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Economic Development, Higher Education, Higher Education and Development, Higher Education Industry Collaboration, Collaboration, Cooperation, Linkages


File Size:42 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author and publisher
Date Added:26 November 2008


Kasozi, A.B.K. (2008). The linkage of higher education to economic development. The Higher Education Review Journal of the National Council for Higher Education. Vol.5(1) pp.9-14