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Africa: Missing Voices #09: The Politics of Access: University Education and Nation-Building in Nigeria, 1948-2000

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This study of the history of higher education in Nigeria examines public policy surrounding the development of institutions and programs designed to provide widely available education to all citizens as one facet of post-colonial nation building. The volume is divided into chronological periods of education development and examines the relationship of the state to outside development organizations as well as internal programs for education "massification." The work explores specific pieces of legislation, institutions and political trends in detail and provides a comprehensive overview of higher education in the nation. Distributed by Michigan State U. Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Nowhere in Africa has the question of access to university education reached such a crescendo of concern and posed such as challenge to the polity, as in Nigeria. By illuminating the history of massification of university education in Nigeria, Anyanwu makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the challenges of nation building in multi-ethnic and religious societies and demonstrates that the intractable issues in Africa's university education system.

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Ogechi Anyanwu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and African/African-American Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552385180
Author:
Anyanwu, Ogechi
Publisher:
University of Calgary Press
Author:
Anyanwu, Ogechi Emmanuel
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The West
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
300

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Nowhere in Africa has the question of access to university education reached such a crescendo of concern and posed such as challenge to the polity, as in Nigeria. By illuminating the history of massification of university education in Nigeria, Anyanwu makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the challenges of nation building in multi-ethnic and religious societies and demonstrates that the intractable issues in Africa's university education system.
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