Higher Education Councils and Commissions in Africa: Financing and funding models

Higher education councils and commissions in Africa: Financing and funding models
Higher Education Councils and Commissions in Africa: Financing and funding models
Mohadeb P

As part of HERANA Phase 2, the Higher Education Councils and Commissions in Africa project was initiated in late 2011. The main aim of this comparative study is to explore the role of councils and commissions in the governance of higher education through their mandated functions in the same eight African countries.

The following tertiary/higher education councils and commissions are included in the study:

  1. The Botswana Tertiary Education Council (BTEC);
  2. The Ghana National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE);
  3. The Kenya Commission for Higher Education (KCHE);
  4. The Mauritius Tertiary Education Commission (MTEC);
  5. The Mozambique National Council for Quality Assurance (CNAQ);
  6. The South African Council on Higher Education (CHE);
  7. The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU); and
  8. The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

A sub-component of the larger study focused on various finance-related aspects of these councils/commissions. These included the following:

  • How the councils/commissions are funded;
  • How they allocate funds to higher education institutions (HEIs), where applicable;
  • The funding model for higher education in each country and the influence (if any) of the councils/commissions on the funding of higher education; and
  • The relationship between the councils/commissions and the ministries responsible for education, and for finance and economic development.

 

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