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Higher Education Convening Nigeria: The future of Higher Education, Research, Science, Technology and Innovation in Nigeria: Pragmatic Action Plans

Higher Education Institutions modeled on those of the colonising countries (eg. Britain and France) were established in countries such as Ghana, Sudan, Nigeria, Senegal, Madagascar, Congo and Uganda (Ajayi, et al., 1996).

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439.69 kB
Date:
07 November 2012








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Vested interests, unionism, staff and student welfare, and the mission of higher education institutions (HEIs): forging a new partnership of stakeholders (HEI managers, staff, students and their unions, alumni, civ

Higher education - the education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc. - is critical to human development and there has been and continues to be several global conventions to underpin and shore up this knowledge. For instance, in 2000, the World Bank and UNESCO accelerated the efforts of te international community for the expansion of higher education for development, with a focus on the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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85.32 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
N.E.S Lale (fesn)








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Communique of the consultative policy dialogue on the future and relevance of Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions

There is global understanding that higher education is a key driver of growth and development, as it engenders the creation of knowledge and innovation which are vital in steering sustainable development, including reducing poverty, improving global health, and enhancing national and global prosperity and competitiveness.

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172.03 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
TrustAfrica and CVC








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Citizenship, Democratization, Human Security and Development, and the Mission of Universities and other Tertiary Institutions

The growing crises of citizenship, democratization and development including human security in Nigeria partly provides evidence of gross underperformance and the increasing irrelevance of the universities  in particular in meeting the expectations of the Nigerian society. At the same time, they point to a certain lacuna in the discharge of responsibilities on the part of the universities to the nation.

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144.18 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
Professor Samuel Egwu








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Sustainable Financing of Higher Education in Nigeria: Funding Models

Sustainable financing of higher education institutions is largely predicated on the answer to the fundamental question - what are these institutions for? Overall, the global trend sees higher education moving from the periphery to the centre of governmental agendas in most countries.

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584.78 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
Olufemi A. Barimo








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Evolution, Development, Challenges and Prospects of Nigeria Higher Education System (NHES)

Higher education is currently at a cross-road in Nigeria. There are legion of internal crises as well as serious external problems. Serious questions are being asked about their relevance and ability to contribute to the meaningful liberation of the people and the overall development of the Nigerian society.

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112.69 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
Kola Babarinde Ph.D








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: Consultative Policy Dialogue

Committee Of Vice Chancellors Of Nigerian Universities Holds A Consultative Policy Dialogue On The Future And Relevance Of Nigerian Universities And Other Tertiary Institutions: Towards Higher Education Transformation.

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502.23 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
TrustAfrica and CVC








Higher Education Convening Nigeria: The Future and Relevance of Nigerian Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions: Towards Higher Education Transformation

So much engagement has gone on over the years on the issue of developing the next generation of academics but with minimal corresponding discussion on the need for a serious dilation over the issue of the need to develop the next generation of acadmic leaders who will coordinate and manage the academic entreprise of the future in our nation.

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311.14 kB
Date:
07 November 2012
Author:
Mr. Ayorinde O. Ogunruku








Higher Education Convening Tanzania: University Governance Interdependencies and Linkages in Higher Education in Tanzania

Governance in university education has become an issue of concern globally as it applies to other public and private sector organizations mainly due to increasing pressure from the needs and expectations of key stakeholders. The paper raises theoretical and practical issues as well as areas of interdependencies and linkages that influence the mode of governance in modern universities based on stakeholder theory.

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330.99 kB
Date:
14 September 2012
Author:
Prof. Josephat Stephen Itika








Higher Education Convening Tanzania: Total Approach to Financing Higher Education Students Loans

Worldwide, there is now a significant increase in demand for higher education. This is challenged by the limitations of public resources for financing the same; Woodhall (2004), Cheboi (2008), Ishengoma (2006), Johnstone (2004) in various researches works. Financing of students in higher learning institutions in Tanzania, has over time largely being dependent on Government resources, which have been extended through various forms.

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543.83 kB
Date:
14 September 2012
Author:
Mr. Assangye Bangu








Higher Education Convening Tanzania: The Role of ICT in University Governance in Tanzania

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are widely deployed in Tanzanian Universities mainly for the purpose of provision and accessing information and automation of administrative processes. In this paper we review briefly the challenges faced by Tanzanian Universities in integrating ICT and the role of ICT in University governance. We also explore ICT trends which are having or likely to have impact on University business processes including teaching, research, community engagement and administration. We conclude by noting that ICTs have the potential to considerably improve University governance when properly and adequately deployed taking advantage of mobile and cloud computing applications.

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206.01 kB
Date:
14 September 2012
Author:
Prof. Beda Mutagahywa








Higher Education Convening Tanzania: Students own governance and leadership development in democratization of universities: case studies of university of dar es salaam and mzumbe university

While there are several other stakeholders in a university system, students are considered to be one of the key stakeholders. Therefore, to attain university good governance, the students' own governance through quality leadership must be of high standards. However, despite its critical importance, the students' leadership in African universities has not been analyzed enough by many scholars. The paper discusses the students' own governance using two cases studies. One of the case studies is on students' government democratization processes at the University of Dar es Salaam and the other is on a need of embedding students' leadership development programmes at the Mzumbe University.

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428.71 kB
Date:
14 September 2012
Author:
Prof. Faustin R. Kamuzora & Prof. Yunus Mgaya








Higher Education Convening Tanzania: Challenges in workload allocation models and human resource management in universities

One of the challenges facing the governance of universities across the world is how to appropriately manage the academic wing of human resources and attain excellence in the core result areas of the university missions. The role of the academics is varied with many competing demands in teaching, research and community service. Trying to meet increasing demands in these areas in universities has resulted in many academics working long hours and expressing dissatisfaction with their working life (Vardi, 2009).

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831.94 kB
Date:
14 September 2012
Author:
Prof. Joseph Andrew Kuzilwa








Protecting Democracy - Reclaiming Civil Society Space in Africa

From the 21st to the 23rd of November 2011 seventy civil society leaders from twenty-five African countries gathered in Johanesburg at a historic continental conference branded "Protecting Democracy - Reclaiming Civil Society Space in Africa". The mian objective of the conference was to share research findings and experiences regarding civil society space and to collectively generate effective responses to shrinking space for civil society in Africa.

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1.30 MB
Date:
23 November 2011
Author:








A Training Program to Improve Networking and Advocacy Efforts of Smallholder Advocacy Organizations

The TrustAfrica-led initiative on improving agricultural policies in 6 selected countries entitled 'Building Effective Advocacy Movement for Agricultural Development in Africa' seeks to achieve its objectives and  goals through scoping studies, allocation of small grants to smallholder advocacy organisations and to provide technical assistance to smallholder farmers' organisations.

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1.26 MB
Date:
31 May 2011
Author:
TrustAfrica - IDEG








Africa's Democracy: Is the Environment Enabling or Disenabling

The Southern Africa Trust, Trust Africa, Institute for Global dialogue and Continental Advisory Research Team of civil society organisations launched two publications; (Dis) Enabling the Public Sphere: Civil Society Regulation in Africa (Volume 1) and the State of the Union South Africa Report. 92 participants attended the launch including government departments, foreign diplomats, civil society and the  private sector.

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593.04 kB
Date:
23 February 2011
Author:
TrustAfrica, Institue for Global Dialogue, State of the Union, Southern AfricaTrust








Higher Education Convening Botswana: Trends, Themes, Challenges and Opportunities for Transforming Higher Education in Africa

This report provides an overview of some of the key discussions, issues and actions that emerged from the September 27–28 dialogue on Trends, Themes, Challenges and  Opportunities for Higher Education Transformation in Africa. Organized by TrustAfrica and the University of Botswana, the two‐day meeting brought together actors from est, East and Southern Africa as well as the Diaspora  to discuss and develop a work plan for the second phase of TrustAfrica's African Higher Education Dialogues.

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295.89 kB
Date:
28 September 2010
Author:
Pinkie Mekgwe, Pat Made and Ramola Ramtohul








Gabarone Convening Report

This report provides an overview of some of the key discussions, issues and actions that emerged from the September 27-28 dialogue on Trends, Themes, Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Transformation in Africa.

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295.89 kB
Date:
28 September 2010
Author:
Pinkie Mekgwe, Pat Made and Ramola Ramtohul








Fourth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

According to the UNAIDS epidemic update for 2009, some 22.4 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. Of these, an estimated 1.9 million were newly infected in 2008. Young women remain one of the most vulnerable groups and are twice as likely to be infected as young men.

Date:
10 June 2010
Author:
TrustAfrica








ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP Convened by TrustAfrica and the Institute for Global Dialogue

On March 29–30, 2010, TrustAfrica in collaboration with the Institute for Global Dialogue convened a methodology workshop to discuss project proposals from a select group of institutions on the theme of  economic governance in Africa. Participants were drawn from the 13 organizations that had been shortlisted by TrustAfrica to receive grants in the fiscal year ending March 2010.

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168.88 kB
Date:
30 March 2010
Author:
Institute for Global Dialogue and TrusAfrica








 
 
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