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Revitalising Higher Education in the SADC Region

Piyushi Kotecha

In 2008, higher education in the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) stands at a critically important threshold of challenge and change. The research commissioned by the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) and published in this volume presents a sobering picture of Southern African higher education. The data point to a profusion of areas of weakness, deterioration, neglect and even identify a vacuum within the higher education systems of the SADC countries. In comparison with higher education systems in the developed world, in the rest of the developing world and in other parts of Africa (e.g. North Africa) there are few areas of strength. Yet this assessment of higher education in Southern Africa cannot stop here. It provides a foundation for a fresh appraisal of how higher education can play its appropriate role in the development of the SADC region and surfaces the data required by SADC governments and higher education institutions to revitalise the planning and funding of this critical sector.

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Chapter Title: Revitalising Higher Education in the SADC Region
Book Title: Towards a Common Future
Edited by: Piyushi Kotecha
City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Publisher: Southern African Regional Universities Association
No. of Pages: 44 pages

Document Type:Chapter in Book (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Southern Africa
Keywords:Reforms of Higher Education, Higher Education Transformation, Southern Africa, Southern African Development Community SADC

File Size:2.56 MB
Date Added:04 March 2011

Piyushi Kotecha (2008). Revitalising Higher Education in the SADC Region.