INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IDEA OF AN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IDEA OF AN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY TO BE HELD AT CUEA ON MAY 24TH – 26TH 2011
 
Education in Africa is in a state of crisis owing to moral, political, social, cultural, academic and economic difficulties. Thus, Africa as a continent is considered to have the weakest system of education in the world. At the beginning of the 21st century, four decades after the founding moments of most African nations and after the building of over 200 universities, the global and continental conditions within which African higher education systems exist are very different from those that prevailed during the first two decades of independence, when most universities were established. What should Africa do to get out of her educational crisis? The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) is inviting academicians, intellectuals, philosophers, students, activists and business persons to the International Conference on the Idea of an African University to discuss, highlight, and give thought-provoking and liberating views on the notion of an African University. Papers to be presented should focus on but not be limited to the following themes:
 
·         Possibility of an African University: what it should stand for, whom it should serve, what it should offer
·         The mission and goals of an African University
·         An African University as an instrument of social, moral, economic, political, cultural & technological transformation
·         An African University as an instrument of revitalizing African languages, indigenous knowledge & education systems
·         An African University and globalization, environment, patents, trade marks & intellectual property
·         Major reforms needed for higher education in Africa
·         African philosophy of education
·         African educational system and the development of the human person
·         Development of higher education in Africa and the changes in this system over time
·         Problems in educational planning in Africa
·         Appropriate educational programs and strategies that will meet the challenges of 21st century education in Africa.
 
DEADLINE FOR CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission of one-page abstracts: Monday 13 December 2010. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by Friday 14 January 2011, and expected to submit full papers of 4,000 – 8,000 words by Friday 18 March 2011. All papers should be in Chicago style.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Conference will be held on 24, 25 and 26 May 2011 at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Main Campus), Nairobi. Participants arrive on 23 May and depart on 27 May. 
 
The registration fee for the conference will be ksh 3,000/= (US$35) (including conference material, refreshments and lunches) and ksh 800/= (US$ 10) for students.
 
The official language of the conference is English.
For any enquiries, please contact:
 
Rev. Dr. John Muhenda (+254-722769510) or
Mr. George Ndemo (+254-723214168)
Mr. Festus Musau (+254-721897368)
P.O. Box 62157
00200 Nairobi – KENYA
Email: afriuniversityconf@cuea.edu

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Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ph.D),
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Catholic University of Eastern Africa
P.O BOX 62157-00200 CITY SQUARE
NAIROBI, Kenya

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Uganda's Leading information Centre.“UGANDANS AT HEART “(UAH), is a free-to-join, non-profit making e-mail discussion forum that is secular, intellectual and non-aligned politically, culturally or religiously with over 30,000 members worldwide. It was started in 2007 by a UK-based Ugandan, Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba, and it is devoted to matters of interest to Ugandans and East Africans. People from Uganda have scattered to countries around the world. Most of the Ugandans in Diaspora like to maintain their African connections and values. UAH was originally started to act as a link between Ugandans abroad and those at home.That's why its membership ranges from: Ugandans abroad, Uganda police, representatives of traditional leaders, MPs, journalists, cabinet ministers, religious leaders to locals in Uganda.
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