ISBN 9789970090136
Pages 478
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2018
Publisher Uganda Martyrs University Book Series, Uganda
Format Paperback

Higher Education for African Challenges of the 21st Century

A book in Celebration of Uganda Martyrs University‘s Silver Jubilee - 1993-2018

edited by Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, Aloysius Byaruhanga

As Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) celebrates having grown to witness and mark the achievements of 25 years of existence, the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research found it crucial to invite scholars to reflect on how institutions of higher learning, especially in Africa, can make a better contribution going forward. The focus of the book was mainly inspired by the vast challenges facing higher education today: commercialisation, cutthroat competition, funding, quality of teaching, staffing, relevance, leadership, employability, sustainability, and ethics. These inform the trajectory and spirit of this book in view of generating ideas for improvement. The book is sectioned into three parts. The first section addresses focus and pedagogy in institutions of higher learning. It weaves together the educational vision of Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka with pedagogical initiatives and possibilities at UMU and beyond. The second section focuses on curricular innovations both at UMU and in suggestion. The third section discusses management and administration strategies for higher education in areas of alumni management, university marketing, and talent management.

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About the Editors

Jimmy Spire Ssentongo

Jimmy Spire Ssentongo (PhD) is a senior lecturer and Associate Dean in charge of Research and Publication at the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU). He is also the founding Chair of the university’s Center for African Studies (CAS) and as well teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Makerere University. At UMU, he is editor of CAS’ monograph series Mtafiti Mwafrika (African Researcher). Ssentongo is also a columnist and editorial cartoonist with The Observer newspaper in Uganda.

Aloysius Byaruhanga

Aloysius Byaruhanga is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. His work focuses on the foundations of education and training of lecturers for higher education institutions. He is an ardent promoter of sustainability, particularly in higher education institutions and communities. He is the founding Head of the Department of Education for Sustainable Development. He holds an M.A in Higher Education Management from Makerere University.