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Coping with the challenges of higher education in the twenty-first century.

Kajubi, William Senteza

Abstract:
The importance of education cannot be overemphasised. Education is the key to addressing some, if not all the major problems confronting the world. Challenges such as respect for human rights, democracy and the promotion of peace, preservation of the ecosystem, combating corruption, ethnicity, genocide and all forms of violence against society are intimately linked to the problem of education. The chapter discusses the importance of higher education in poverty eradication and the challenges faced in Africa, such as economic challenges of widening gaps between the rich and the poor, economic growth without social development, challenges of education access, relevance, and quality among others.Suggestions include the need to use existing  university talents to adress the above problems. Providing enabling environments in universities in order to harness the available talents to the full is emphasized for the way forward.

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Chapter Title: Coping with the challenges of higher education in the twenty-first century.
Book Title: Effective teaching in higher education.
Edited by: Wilson Muyinda Mande
City: Entebbe
Publisher: Nkumba University
No. of Pages: 206-230


Date:2001
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Challenges, Higher Education, Higher Education and Development, Access to Higher Education, Access, Economic Factors, HIV AIDS and Higher Education, HIV AIDS and Education, Universities


File Size:104 KB
Rights:Permission granted by editor and publisher
Date Added:13 January 2009


Kajubi, William Senteza (2001). Coping with the challenges of higher education in the twenty-first century. In Mande, Wilson Muyinda (eds) Effective Teaching in Higher Education. Entebbe; Nkumba University. pp.206-230.

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