Engineering Education for Industrial Development: Case Studies of Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe

"This project was carried out to evaluate the capacity for university engineering education in three African countries, south of the Sahara - Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe with a view to assessing the extent to which the programmes prepare graduates for their prime role in industrial development. Five main issues were investigated in depth: • government policy on engineering education • resource capacity for engineering education (funding, student enrolment, availability of teachers and trainers, laboratories, workshops, classrooms and library facilities) • course structure and content • post qualification on-the-job performance of graduates • females in engineering education."