Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa

Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa

Edited by Pundy Pillay

This nine-country study of higher education financing in Africa includes three East African states (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), five countries in southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa), and an Indian Ocean island state (Mauritius). Higher Education Financing in East and Southern Africa explores trends in financing policies, paying particular attention to the nature and extent of public sector funding of higher education, the growth of private financing (including both household financing and the growth of private higher education institutions) and the changing mix of financing instruments that these countries are developing in response to public sector financial constraints. This unique collection of African-country case studies draws attention to the remaining challenges around the financing of higher education in Africa, but also identifies good practices, lessons and common themes.

ISBN 9781920355333 | 246 pages | 244mm x 170mm | 2010 | African Minds Publishers, South Africa | Paperback

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Pundy Pillay

Pundy Pillay is a South African economist and consultant working on education and other social sector issues.

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