Friday, April 01, 2011
AFRICA: Research into higher education busts myths
According to Professor Peter Maassen of the University of Oslo, co-author of a new report on higher education and development on the continent, major research into African universities has been "myth-busting". The study revealed that flagship universities in eight African countries are more similar to institutions elsewhere than is generally perceived, with well-qualified staff, positive student-to-staff ratios, and rising enrolments including in science, engineering and technology." For more on the report visit the University World News Website.