By Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu
It is a good crafted, well timed e-book that comes at a time while quite a bit is occurring in better schooling contexts the world over. basically, it really is in accordance with those international (and selectively neighborhood) tendencies that Kariwo, Gounko and Nungu compile a magnificent lineup of either validated and rising students who in attaining a complete and significantly built viewpoint on tertiary schooling platforms. jointly, the chapters during this paintings shall extend the epistemic barriers of the world and its affiliated disciplines, and the publication as a complete will tremendously gain students, scholars, schooling coverage makers and the general public at huge. - Ali A. Abdi, Professor, collage of Alberta This ebook is a invaluable contribution to wisdom on greater schooling and offers a world viewpoint on concerns, demanding situations and dilemmas due to the speedy growth of upper schooling. the quantity is a superb textual content that integrates theoretical and analytical reviews in addition to empirical local reports. The publication supplies a few insights on how diversified international locations and areas were responding to massification and having access to of upper schooling. it is going to attract researchers, graduate scholars and college in greater or Post-Secondary schooling in addition to overseas and Comparative schooling. - Edward Shizha, affiliate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier collage (Brantford Campus)
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The external pressure came mainly from the support that the liberation movements had before independence which was basically a Socialist/ Marxist philosophy. This approach was meant to counter the prevailing dominant capitalist position in the country. The government abandoned its socialist ideology in the period of 1991-1995 in favour of the Economic Structural Adjustment Programs (ESAP) in order to access funds from the World Bank. It sidelined its own national development plan in the process.
Quality seems to have been relegated to lower priorities as events unfolded. ” At independence in 1980, the government declared all primary education free. By the early 1990’s the government found itself faced with a huge budget for the provision of books, construction of buildings and for the training and salaries of teachers. ” The high costs of education were also evident at secondary and tertiary levels. The Nziramasanga Commission recommended the introduction of cost recovery methods. This thinking was influenced by world trends and was in tandem with World Bank policies on financing education.
In an attempt to increase financial resource bases of the tertiary institution the government adopted a new policy of charging fees in foreign currency as a result of the dollarization of the local currency to address the hyperinflation which peaked in 2008. This policy resulted in widespread demonstrations. The World University News (2009) reported that Zimbabwean universities have been forced to reduce their foreign currencydenominated fees following crippling student demonstrations that resulted in the country’s biggest and oldest institution, the University of Zimbabwe, being shut down.