OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF UNIVERSITIES CO-PRODUCTION IN AFRICA

Danjuma Abdullahi

Abstract


Universities are engine of growth and development if well managed and sustained. Most of the universities in Africa are performing below expectation especially in co-production. Therefore, the study seeks to explore the role of university in fostering co-production with reference to Africa. What are the key features of highly co-production universities? And why is it that African universities are not innovative? Qualitative method was used, interviews were conducted with some of the stakeholders in Africa and secondary data were used. Secondary data were sourced through newspapers, journals and text books to validate the data. The findings reveal that lack of collaboration, poor funding, inadequate man power and lack of training constitute hindrance to innovation practice. The paper suggests, collaboration, information technology development and training should be enhanced.

Keywords


Africa, Co production, Innovation and University.

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