Tertiary education in anglophone West Africa: Contextualizing challenges
Drawing from my experience as a pioneering head of department in two Nigerian universities between 2005 and 2013, as well as considering insights derived from interviews with selected stakeholders in both private and public universities and colleges in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, this chapter examines the policies and practices of accreditation of higher education in Anglophone West Africa. As the chapter argues, higher education markets in Anglophone West Africa are characterized by an ever-widening customer base, owned by entrepreneurs with limited financial power and serviced by an ever-contracting personnel corps. Given this atypical situation, governments in Anglophone West Africa have found a comfortable accommodation between higher education policies, aimed at ensuring quality, and accreditation politics that impinge on quality assurance.
African higher education, African tertiary education, Anglophone west african tertiary education, Ghanaian education, Liberia, National development, Nigerian education, Resource verification, Sierra leonian education, University accreditation, University commission
Oyeniyi, Bukola Adeyemi, "Tertiary education in anglophone West Africa: Contextualizing challenges" (2020). Articles by College of Humanities and Public Affairs Faculty. 583.
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