G. Ampah Johnson

G. Ampah Johnson taught Biology at the University of Abidjan and is founding Rector of the University of Benin.

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There have been institutions of higher learning for centuries in Africa, but the phenomenal growth has taken place in the last fifty years, first in the later days of colonialism and then in the heady days of independence and commodity boom. Without them, there would have been no development. The three highly distinguished authors have written the first comprehensive assessment of universities and higher education in Africa south of the Sahara.

“This is a serious, solid book which covers the issues, problems and weaknesses of the African University with honesty, frankness and a certain toughmindedness … it is obviously intended as a plea to African universities and their staff and students, and to governments and politicians to set aside power struggles that are destroying the African universities from both the inside and the outside."

Clive Wake, former Secretary to the Committee of Vice-Chancellors, London