Change and Transformation in Ghana's Publicly Funded Universities

May 2007
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Higher Education in Africa
ISBN: 9780852551714
Format: Paperback
James Currey
BISAC EDU015000, EDU034000

Change and Transformation in Ghana's Publicly Funded Universities

A Study of Experiences, Lessons and Opportunities

Takyiwaa Manuh, Sulley Gariba, Joseph Budu

Ghana's universities face socioeconomic challenges in the context of SAPs and fiscal restraint.
The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa commissioned case studies of higher education provision in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, as part of its effort to stimulate enlightened, equitable, and knowledge-based national development, and to provide guides to understanding.

This study is set in the context of Ghana's socioeconomic realities, in an economy dominated by structural adjustment programming, fiscal restraint and Ghana's recent status as a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC). Ghana's public universities have faced competition from offshore universities as well as from non-university centres of knowledge production and research. This new competition is taking place within the context of neo-liberal economic policies characterized by market-led reforms and private sector initiatives.
Analyses the different strategies and measures that the universities have taken to expand enrollment, generate additional funding and review curricula and modes of operation in an attempt to respond to these challenges.

In association with Partnership for Higher Education in Africa; Ghana: Woeli Publishing Services


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