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University Education Unlocks Doors in East Africa

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(wjitimesobserver.com) In the past decade Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have seen a growth in the number of private universities being established along side the already existing public universities.

Tanzania now has more than 10 active universities while Uganda has more than 20, both private and public, with Kenya having the same.

The university increase is due to employers increasingly looking for people with university degrees.

Many men and women in the East African region who have been working previously are now going back to school to obtain degrees and increase their potential for employers.

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The Inter-University Council of East Africa

The Inter-University Council of East Africa Website
This website is that of the Inter-University Council of East Africa. With beginnings in 1980, the IUCEA is meant to sustain higher education and maintain open communication with all East African universities and those in other regions. They are also designed to maintain higher education standards equivalent to those internationally. Their website offers information pertaining to the council and items such as their policy.

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E-readiness Survey of East African Universities

E-readiness Survey of East African Universities
This report from 2008 outlines 50 East African universities and their "e-readiness." The study focused on their information and communication technology (ICT) readiness including the impact of ICT on earning a degree. The study was compiled by professor Meoli Kashorda (USIU, Kenya) and professor Timothy Waema (University of Nairobi, Kenya).

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Higher education in developing countries: peril and promise

Higher education in developing countries: peril and promise
This document was created by the task force for higher education and society. The task force was established by the World Bank and UNESCO. The paper focuses on the importance of higher education in developing countries, the issues they face and solutions to those problems when implementing higher education in these countries. The study was conducted over a two-year period.

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Financing Public Higher Education in Tanzania: Towards a New Model and Implication for Development and Retention of the Next Gen

Financing Public Higher Education in Tanzania
In this 2008 paper written by Johnson Ihensgoma, the financial problems facing the University of Tanzania are discussed. Ihensgoma also offers solutions to those problems in hopes of continuing higher educational practices in the Eastern African country.

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Education Sector Policy Overview Paper - Uganda

Education Sector Policy Overview Paper - Uganda
This paper looks in-depth at Uganda's higher education system. Discussed in the paper is the history of the education system, it's evolution, and an overall assessment of the system, its strengths and flaws.

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