n Kleio - Postcolonial higher education in Zimbabwe : the University of Zimbabwe as a case study 1980-2004




Extracted from text ... Postcolonial higher education in Zimbabwe: The University of Zimbabwe as a case study 1980?2004 Alois S. Mlambo* INTRODUCTION In 2004, higher education in Zimbabwe was in crisis. The once internationally respected educational system is collapsing, as evidenced by the dramatic decline of educational standards at Zimbabwe's largest and oldest university, the University of Zimbabwe, as a result of poor working conditions, inadequate funding and too much political interference in university matters, which have led to the deterioration of academic staff morale. The situation is also partly due to a crippling brain drain, which has seen scores of senior academics ..


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