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Chronicle of African Higher Education

Fifth Issue: March 2014

Confronting the Challenges of Graduate Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and Prospects for the Future

by Fred M. Hayward and Daniel J. Ncayiyana

The current state of graduate education in sub-Saharan Africa overall can rightly be described as in crisis, a consequence of the impact of past and present challenges that have faced higher education in the region since the 1970s. The region counts about 1,500 public and private universities at present, with only a minority having graduate programs. Click here to read more.

The Chronicle of African Higher Education is an initiative of the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, which is being hosted at the Higher Education Training and Development at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Articles of the Chronicle are contributed by invitation and are edited by Professor Damtew Teferra.

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Professor Damtew Teferra
Editor, Chronicle of African Higher Education
Leader, Higher Education Training and Development
Howard College
University of Kwazulu-Natal
Durban, South Africa