Post-independence states on the continent and indeed worldwide are increasingly seeing the convening and mobilising power of civil society as a threat to their authority. As pressure has mounted from groups that are tired of being viewed as third-class citizens in their own countries, an increasing number of States are resorting to violent crackdowns, using and mis-using domestic laws and regulations as well as the state security apparatus to assert their authority.
Date: March 13, 2012
Location: Bamako, Dakar, Niamey, Lomé and Ouagadougou
Higher education stakeholders to forge a 'social contract'
by Karen MacGregor
13 January 2013, University World News Global Edition Issue 254
By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja
November 9, 2012 - Academic intellectuals from across West Africa have raised concerns about the decay of education system in Africa.
At a two-day consultative policy dialogue in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, they are specifically reviewing the concept of world class institutions, international cooperation and global networking amongst African universities.
The policy dialogue is jointly organized by TrustAfrica and the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities with the aim of improving the higher education system in Africa.
December 2, 2012 - The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian (CVC), said on Saturday that Nigerians spend an average of 500 million dollars annually to European and American universities.
This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a two-day Consultative Policy Dialogue on the Future and Relevance of the Nigerian Universities and other Tertiary Institutions, organised by CVC and TrustAfrica, Dakar.
December 1, 2012 - (CVC), said on Saturday that Nigerians spend an average of $500 million annually as students of European and American universities and want the trend stopped.