Challenges of the 21st Century Ghanaian Universities

  • I Braimah Department of Planning, Faculty of Environmental and Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana

Abstract

After going through a period of higher educational reforms, Ghanaian public Universities are now being challenged to determine their future survival. Understanding the challenges facing the Universities is one step forward in the development of the right strategic decisions. These challenges, which include Revenue diversification and Institutional Autonomy, Information and Communication Technology, Changing Student Mix, Quality Enhancement and Relevance, Administrative and Management Structures and Processes, Equity and Access to Higher Education and Networking and Partnership Development, were analysed from the perspectives of the KNUST. The analysis revealed policy options that could be formulated to address these challenges for the sustainability of Universities in the 21st Century Ghana. The need for institutional transformation to be able to confront and manage the challenges has been recognised. It is therefore recommended that Ghanaian Universities could task the relevant units within the various institutions to conduct studies that would enable them monitor and advise management on measures to tackle the various challenges.
Journal of Science and Technology Vol.24(2) 2004: 99-105
Published
2005-04-29
Section
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