Africa: Higher Education Needs Reform

Africa's higher education is in shambles. For many decades, African governments and development partners have marginalized vocational training and higher education. The Darker summit on "Education for All" in 2000 for instance, prioritized basic education and adult literacy as a key driver of social welfare. Part of the reason higher education has been marginalized is because earlier studies by economists, including Milton Friedman, suggested that higher education yielded no social benefits beyond those accrued by the individuals.
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2 April 2012