Education in Nigeria

By Nick Clark, Editor, and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR CLICK TO READ OUR LATEST PROFILE ON EDUCATION IN NIGERIANigeria is a federation of 36 states with the capital situated in Abuja. The total population of Nigeria is 137 million making it the largest nation on…

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African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook

Reviewed by Brad Rappaport, Credential Evaluator, WES African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook, edited by Damtew Teferra and Philip G. Altbach, is remarkable for its breadth and ambition, and is useful as a reference tool for education professionals and experts on Africa. Teferra and…

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Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa after the Mergers

By Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR READ OUR LATEST PROFILE ON EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA Since 1994 South Africa has been overhauling its entire education system as part of a broader national reform movement aimed at overcoming the inequities and polarization caused by the now defunct…

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Challenge and Response in African Higher Education

David Court, World Bank A high degree of consensus exists among educational leaders and scholars in Africa about the challenges facing the development of higher education–in countries not suffering from civil turmoil. The list is easily drawn: to move from an elite to a mass…

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