Upgrading and downgrading Nigerian universities: From the uniformity of admission procedures to a variety of strategies for bypassing them

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Abstract

Based on a criticism of comparative interpretations of the changes under way in higher education in Africa, the attempt is made to describe the current situation in Nigerian universities as part of the nation's history. Special emphasis is placed on the tensions observed between a diverse social demand and a uniform system of higher education since the 1970s. These tensions now fuel controversies and foster initiatives that reflect the importance of social, geographical, ethnic and political issues having to do with a national system of higher education and its adaptation to the requirements of globalization.
Translated title of the contributionUpgrading and downgrading Nigerian universities: From the uniformity of admission procedures to a variety of strategies for bypassing them
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)209-233
Number of pages25
JournalCahiers d'Études africaines
Volume43
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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