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Discourse on the values transmitted in universities Uganda

TitleDiscourse on the values transmitted in universities Uganda
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMugagga, AM, Mugimu, CB, Ssenkusu, PMpiso, Wafula, WScot
JournalMakerere Journal of Higher Education
Volume8
Issue2
KeywordsCurriculum reform, Liberalisation, Philosophy of higher education
Abstract

For a long time, the suitability of the knowledge and values offered in African universities has been a matter of notable controversy, especially in the context of liberalization of university education. This paper reports the findings of a study that was conducted to contribute to discussion on the subject. The study delved into the values transmitted in Universities in Uganda. Data were collected from a sample of 850 respondents who were drawn from faith-based, for–profit and public universities in the country. It was found that material, social/ public, personal and religious values are transmitted to students in the selected universities. This finding is discussed with the conclusion that a valueconstrained university arena is a recipe for many counter values and does not promote true university education.