The roles and functions of higher education councils in Africa


The roles and functions of higher education councils in Africa

Writing in University World News, Tracy Bailey reveals that higher education councils in Africa are struggling with capacity and role definition.

Within the realm of higher education governance, many countries have established higher (or tertiary) education councils or commissions, which fall under this umbrella of semi-autonomous government agency. These councils and commissions came into focus during the CHET HERANA Phase 1 project on Universities and Economic Development in Africa – in particular, in relation to their actual or potential role in the coordination of knowledge policies and higher education issues.

In HERANA Phase 2, CHET is exploring the roles and functions of these agencies in higher education governance in eight African countries: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Read the full article on University World News.

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