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By P. Higgs

The Africanisation of schooling is a hugely topical factor. The potentials and pitfalls of Africanisation have drawn loads of severe debate, either in Africa and out of the country. After the political alterations of 1994 in South Africa, there was renewed curiosity within the query of a distinctively African philosophy. This booklet presents a scientific and transparent exposition of an African voice in schooling, drawing on unusual authors throughout Africa.

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24 © Juta & Co Ltd 2 Some developed countries have put in place emigration policies and laws which actively seek to attract and retain qualified personnel from other parts of the world, with priority given to foreign graduate and research students studying in those countries. These causes, associated with retarded development in Africa, explain the massive exodus of qualified personnel who have left the continent in their thousands and have settled mostly in North America and Europe over the past ten to twenty years.

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The priority matters to be addressed include issues such as the expansion of access to higher education, diversification of tertiary education opportunities, the financing of the system, the improvement of the quality and relevance of university education, the management of human, financial and physical resources, the access to scientific information and technology, and the strengthening of research activity. The need to strengthen regional and institutional cooperation (particularly at the level of graduate training and research), to enrol an equitable number of female students and to create an environment conducive to their academic success, the imperative to embrace new information and communication technologies, to internationalize curricula and study programmes, to strengthen involvement with and support given to other levels and subsystems of education, are some of the challenges brought about by revitalization.

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