Challenges In Engineering Education In Africa
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Engineering education deals with the training of engineers for the purposes of initiating, facilitating and implementing the technological development of a nation. In Africa, the training of engineers has witnessed formidable challenges ranging from poor funding to inadequate facilities both quantitatively and qualitatively, non-availability of adequate human capacity, brain drain and poor staff training and retention profiles. Others include weak university/industry partnership, defective curricula, traditional approach to teaching, poorly equipped laboratories, non-availability of local codes and monitoring standards for the training of prospective engineers and an inadequate lCT environment.
Education , Africa
Falade, F. (2008) Challenges In Engineering Education In Africa. European Society for Engineering Education. Being a Paper Presented At The 2nd Global Engineering Deans’ Conference, Berlin. Pp. 1 - 10.