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Higher Education in Portuguese Speaking African Countries

Higher Education in Portuguese Speaking African Countries

PatrÌcio Vitorino Langa

Publication Year: 2014

This publication is the result of a baseline study of the state of the higher education systems in the five Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP): Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. The project was undertaken by an African international expert in the field of higher education studies and was fully sponsored and supported by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). The report offers a historical overview of the development of higher education in PALOP from colonial times to the present. The main objective of this baseline study is to map the landscape and dynamics of change in the higher education systems of PALOP countries. It focuses on describing the latest developments of trends of expansion, financing, governance and policy reforms closely linked to the development of higher education systems in these countries. Furthermore, the study will facilitate an informed debate and the dissemination of knowledge on the role of higher education for development in Africa. - See more at: http://www.africanbookscollective.com/books/higher-education-in-portuguese-speaking-african-countries#sthash.r6GPSCzz.dpuf

Published by: African Books Collective

Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. iii-v

Tables

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pp. vi-

Figures

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pp. vii-

Acknowledgements

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pp. viii-

Acronyms and abbreviations

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pp. ix-x

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Preface

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pp. xi-xii

When the Honourable Deputy Minister of Education of Mozambique, Prof. Arlindo Gonçalves Chilundo, proposed the idea of undertaking a study to map the state of higher education in the five Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP), ADEA readily accepted to commission and fund the study. This was in part in order to throw the spotlight on these five countries, to address those historically...

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Executive summary and structure

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pp. xiii-xiv

This report is the result of a baseline study on the state of art of the higher education (HE) systems in the five Portuguese speaking (Lusophone1) countries in Africa (PALOP): Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea- Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe. The project was undertaken by an African international expert in the field of higher education studies and was fully sponsored and supported by the...

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Chapter one: Introduction and background

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pp. 1-4

This study was commissioned by ADEA and funded by the African Development Bank to fill the existing gap in information and data in the production of research in higher education in the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (PALOP). The study was conceived in July 2011, with Prof. Arlindo Chilundo, the deputy minister of education for Mozambique and...

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Chapter two: Angola

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pp. 5-22

The Republic of Angola is a country situated in south-western Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zambia to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. With a surface area of about 1 246 700 square km, Angola is the largest of the PALOP countries. In general, Angola’s population data is not wholly reliable. The latest...

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Chapter three: Cape Verde

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pp. 23-44

The Republic of Cape Verde Islands is located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, some 450 km off the west coast of Africa, and is Europe’s closest tropical island chain. The archipelago includes ten islands, divided into the windward and leeward groups benefiting from stunning weather all year round. According to the Cape Verdean National Institute of Statistics (INE 2011), ...

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Chapter four: Guinea-Bissau

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pp. 45-60

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is a country situated in west Africa, bordered by Senegal to the north, Guinea-Conakry to the south-east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. With a surface area of about 36 125 square km, it is one of the smallest PALOP in Africa, alongside São Tomé and Príncipe. Guinea-Bissau was the first PALOP country to become independent...

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Chapter five: Mozambique

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pp. 61-86

The Republic of Mozambique is situated in the south-eastern part of Africa. It shares borders with South Africa and Swaziland to the south-west, with Zimbabwe to the west, Zambia and Malawi to the north-west, Tanzania to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the east. With a surface are of around 801 590 square km, Mozambique is the second largest Lusophone country...

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Chapter six: São Tomé and Príncipe

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pp. 87-94

São Tomé and Príncipe, officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. With an area of 1 001 square km and an estimated population of 175 000 inhabitants, the major challenge facing the country has been sustainable development in...

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Chapter seven: Conclusion

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pp. 95-98

This study looked at the manner in which higher education in the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa developed, from its conception to today. This chapter sums up the study, and presents the various conclusions arrived at in the preceding chapters...

Appendix 1: Building a higher education research network and advocacy for PALOP: HERANA–PALOP

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pp. 99-102

Appendix 2: Interviews

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pp. 103-104

About the author

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pp. 105-107


E-ISBN-13: 9781920677527
Print-ISBN-13: 9781920677039

Page Count: 120
Publication Year: 2014