By Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu
This can be a good crafted, well timed publication that comes at a time while loads is going on in better schooling contexts internationally. truly, it truly is in keeping with those worldwide (and selectively neighborhood) developments that Kariwo, Gounko and Nungu collect a magnificent lineup of either verified and rising students who in attaining a accomplished and seriously built viewpoint on tertiary schooling platforms. jointly, the chapters during this paintings shall extend the epistemic obstacles of the world and its affiliated disciplines, and the e-book as a complete will enormously gain students, scholars, schooling coverage makers and the general public at huge. - Ali A. Abdi, Professor, collage of Alberta This ebook is a helpful contribution to wisdom on better schooling and gives a global point of view on concerns, demanding situations and dilemmas caused by the quick growth of upper schooling. the amount is a superb textual content that integrates theoretical and analytical stories in addition to empirical neighborhood experiences. The publication offers a few insights on how diverse international locations and areas were responding to massification and getting access to of upper schooling. it is going to entice researchers, graduate scholars and school in greater or Post-Secondary schooling in addition to foreign and Comparative schooling. - Edward Shizha, affiliate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier collage (Brantford Campus)
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They either fund upfront the institutions using historical data and numbers of students or provide funds on an incentive basis using outputs. Zimbabwe needs to resolve equity in the accessing of higher education and therefore tends to use the former. In order to deal with the falling revenues from government, some public universities have been innovative and started full fee paying programmes for students who fail to enter the regular day stream because of the high demand for places. These students have the university entrance qualifications therefore they register for the “parallel” programs offered in the evenings.
This thinking was influenced by world trends and was in tandem with World Bank policies on financing education. POLICY CONTEXT AND DESIGN Zimbabwe’s policy terrain is complex because of the political history. From 1980, the major policies included, widening access at all levels of education. The first task was to lift the restriction to secondary education for Blacks which was capped at 12 and1//2 percent and increase it to 100 percent. The consequences had tremendous ripple effects on higher education resources and access.
Neo-institutionalism states that policy formulation works through institutions and some of the reasons why policy implementation fails is that institutions are resistant to change. The delicate political situation with a government of national unity between the ruling and the opposition party which was established in 2009 has to be addressed to create a more positive policy formulation environment. The international community has been waiting to see whether real democracy is working in the country before responding with aid.
A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Systems: Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas by Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu