Reforms and changes in governance of higher education in Africa

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Varghese, N. V.


Higher education in Africa has received favourable political attention and funding support in the period following independence. The rationale for state funding was questioned in the 1980s, and the higher education reforms in the 1990s centred on finding alternative ways of financing and on improving the managerial efficiency of universities. This focus was reflected in the market-friendly reforms that led to the privatization of public institutions and the promotion of private institutions. These reforms resulted in substantial changes in the governance and management of higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Governance; Management; Providers of education and training; Research; Finance; Quality

Keywords: Education and training reform; Training market; Institutional administration; Case study; Private training provider; Quality assurance; Accountability; Funding

Geographic subjects: Africa; Nigeria; Ethiopia; South Africa; Ghana; Kenya

Published: Paris, France: International Institute for Educational Planning, 2016

Physical description: 198 p.

Access item:

ISBN: 9789280314083

Statement of responsibility: Edited by N. V. Varghese

Resource type: Book

Rights: This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 127.352

Show Extra Info
QR Code for