Youth and Higher Education in Africa. The Cases of Cameroon, South Africa, Eritrea and Zimbabwe
150 Pages
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Student activism in Africa, at least since the early 1990s, has been preoccupied with popular struggles for democracy in both their respective countries and institutions of higher learning. The changing socio-economic and political conditions in many African countries, characterized by the decline in economic growth and the introduction of multi-party politics, among several other factors, have had different impact on students and student political organizations in African universities. This book recounts the responses of students to these changes in their attempt to negotiate better living and studying conditions. The four case studies contained in the book - Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Eritrea - clearly reveal the very important aspects of the situation in which African students find themselves in many countries, and underscores the need to understand the character and development of higher education on the continent. Ministries of Higher Education, Vice Chancellors, Deans of Students, Student Unions and parents will find this book very useful in terms of understanding the tensions that often arise at institutions of higher learning and why solutions seem to be elusive.

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Published 15 August 2009
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YOUTH AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
THE CASES OF CAMEROON, SOUTH AFRICA, ERITREA AND ZIMBABWE
YOUTH AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
THE CASES OF CAMEROON, SOUTH AFRICA, ERITREA AND ZIMBABWE
Edited by Donald P. Chimanikire
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
© CODESRIA 2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop, Angle Canal IV P.O. Box 3304 Dakar, 18524, Senegal Website: www.codesria.org
ISBN: 978-2-86978-239-6
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage or retrieval system without prior permission from CODESRIA.
Typesetter: Daouda Thiam Cover Designer: Ibrahima Fofana Printed by Imprimerie Graphi plus, Dakar, Senegal
Distributed in Africa by CODESRIA Distributed elsewhere by African Books Collective, Oxford, UK. Website: www.africanbookscollective.com
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is an independent organisation whose principal objectives are to facilitate research, promote research-based publishing and create multiple forums geared towards the exchange of views and information among African researchers. All these are aimed at reducing the fragmentation of research in the continent through the creation of thematic research networks that cut across linguistic and regional boundaries.
CODESRIA publishes a quarterly journal,Africa Development, the longest standing Africa-based social science journal;Afrika Zamani, a journal of history; theAfrican Sociological Review; theAfrican Journal of International Affairs;Africa Review of Booksthe and Journal of Higher Education in Africa. The Council also co-publishes theAfrica Media Review;Identity, Culture and Politics: An Afro-Asian Dialogue;The African Anthropologistthe and Afro-Arab Selections for Social Sciences. The results of its research and other activities are also disseminated through its Working Paper Series, Green Book Series, Monograph Series, Book Series, Policy Briefs and the CODESRIA Bulletin. Select CODESRIA publications are also accessible online at www.codesria.org.
CODESRIA would like to express its gratitude to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA/SAREC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Danish Agency for International Development (DANIDA), the French Ministry of Cooperation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Rockefeller Foundation, FINIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), IIEP/ADEA, OECD, IFS, OXFAM America, UN/UNICEF, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Government of Senegal for supporting its research, training and publication programmes.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors........................................................................................... vii
Introduction Donald P. Chimanikire .......................................................................................... 1
Part 1. Cameroon
Student Activism, Violence and the Politics of Higher Education in Cameroon: A Case Study of the University of Buea (1993-2003) Jude Fokwang ......................................................................................................... 9
Part 2. South Africa Post-Apartheid Higher Education: The Role and Challenges Facing Student Activists Mlungisi Cele ......................................................................................................... 35
Part 3. Zimbabwe Higher Education and Student Politics in Zimbabwe Annie Barbra Chikwanha ................................................................................... 79
Part 4. Eritrea Post-war Politics and Higher Education Students in Eritrea Berhane Berhe Araia ......................................................................................... 109
Conclusion Donald P. Chimanikire ..................................................................................... 137