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Integrating Governance Education into University Education in Africa: Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons

"Higher education in many African countries continues to be characterised by a crisis of overcrowding, inadequate staff, deteriorating standards, decaying physical infrastructure,insufficient equipment and declining budgetary and policy support f...

Some educational problems of East Africa

The organization Voluntary Service overseas sends children from Britain to developing countries to assist in educational programs. It was this that prompted Professor Birley to visit Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika to discuss educational problems wit...

International Best Practice in Schooling Reform What can South Africa learn from other countries?

"The workshop underscored the fact that the South African education system is largely failing the community it is meant to serve. South African learners perform very badly in international tests of fundamental skills such as numeracy and literacy....

The future of South African Universities: What role for business? Part 2

"The second round table focused on business’s interests and concerns in this context. Key questions addressed in the course of the day were: What does South Africa need from its universities in the new millennium? What does business need from h...

No Child left behind: Lessons from American school voucher programmes

"In a comprehensive review of America’s public and private school voucher programmes, CHARLES GLENN analyses their outcomes,and argues that South Africa should experiment with school vouchers as a means of expanding access to quality education for...

Restructuring higher education: For what? And how will we measure success?

Several speakers attended this debate at the CDE. Some of the opinions voiced were: Mrs Bradley emphasised the point that South Africa was not producing enough high-quality graduates to set the country on a growth path.Professor Mthembu stressed t...

Missed Opportunities, The Role of Education, Health and Social Development in Preventing Crime

"This monograph assesses the policies, programmes and services provided by the Departments of Education, Health and Social Development, and explores the potential of these for impacting on social crime prevention in South Africa. This study is pri...

Report on the Review of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP)

"This assessment of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP)identified problems of implementation and suggested ways of solving them.It attempted to clarify the issues that bear upon the attainment of programme goals; with particular emphasis...

Export Diversification and the Labour Market: Key Issues in Botswana

"This paper reviews a range of issues that affect the availability of and demand for competitively priced and appropriately trained labour for export businesses in Botswana. On the supply side, the focus is on the availability and costs of labour....

Contribution of Early-Age Circumstances to Inequalities in Educational Achievement: A Within and Across Age Cohorts Comparative Study for Ethiopia

The academic evaluation system that focuses on rewarding students with high achievements and penalizing the low achievers by only looking at their test scores is misleading and unjust. First, inequality due to predetermined child circumstances s...

Platinum and Passes The Impact of Mining Investments on Education Outcomes in South Africa

"Platinum mining is a major engine of South Africa’s economy, producing exports and generating employment for many South Africans. It is, however, highly dependent on skilled labour, engineers and technicians, who are drawn from the limited pool ...

Resource Mobalisation and Fundraising in Basic Schools: A Case Study of Copperbelt and North-Western Province

"Like many other countries, Zambia removed a major barrier to access to primary education when it abolished user fees for Grades 1–7 in 2002. The resulting fall in basic schools’ income, however, has not been relieved by adequate government resour...

Promoting School Choice for the Poor Practical Ideas from International Experience: A conversation among Experts

"CDE’s report generated great interest, both in government and the private sector. It confirmed that private schools in South Africa do not only serve the rich. Low-fee private schools are growing rapidly because they offer poor parents viable al...

Value in the Classroom: The Quantity and Quality of South Africa’s Teachers

"Teachers are at the centre of South Africa’s struggling school system. This report has examined the supply of and demand for teachers from a number of angles. It is clear that South Africa cannot continue to rely solely on current systems to trai...

Transforming Uganda’s Public Policy, Economy, and Politics; What we must do to make Uganda better

"Who should improve things? That is a question posed at the 7th meeting of the State of the Nation Platform, most of whose members fall in the dissatisfied age group. Appropriately, the discussion was led by a panel drawn from amongst the STON mem...

High and Persistent Skilled Unemployment In Morocco: Explaining it by Skills Mismatch

This paper sheds light on the increasing and persistent skilled unemployment in Morocco over the past decade – oscillating around 20% of total unemployment. It identifies and estimates the role and significance of a skill mismatch between Morocco’...

Gender Mainstreaming in Puntland Public Institutions: A Case of Ministries of Education, Labour, Health, and Planning

Somali gender analysis study commissioned by the European Union and undertaken by the Somali Institute for Development and Research Analysis in 2016 found out that Somali stood fourth in the world in terms of gender inequality with one of the high...

Quest for Sound Funding Policy Reform in Madagascar's Public Higher Education Sector during the Post-Crisis Years

"Five years after the coup which plunged the country into an unprecedented political and economic crisis, Madagascar is at a watershed in its history with the coming into power of a democratically elected president in February 2014. This is also a...

Implementation of the Cadetship Scheme Policy for Funding Higher Education in Zimbabwe

"In this new millennium, Zimbabwe has come up with a model of funding higher education that is known as the Cadetship Support Scheme (CSS). This policy brief presents the major findings from the study that was conducted by these authors on the sc...

Globalisation and Development in Zambia: Challenges and Prospects. Report of Zambia National Workshop

"The paper explores the ways in which the Zambian state has been transformed under the impact of globalisation and the effect of the transformation on the provision of social services. The central argument of the paper is that Zambia's position in...

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