The Politics of Student Unrest in African Universities

PB Mihyo, IM Omari

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A case study of four African Universities: Universities of Nairobi - Kenya, Dar es Salaam - Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It focuses on student boycotts and strikes between 1961 and 1990. It examines the decline in funding universities, the rise in the number of students without increase in resources, the shift from free-debate universities to debate-free universities in the region and the failure to develop proper incentives for staff as main causes of frustration and disquiet on campuses. It advocates respect for academic freedom, autonomization of university management and full and adequate funding for higher education as some of the solutions
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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