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Title:The education of sub-Saharan university students in foreign countries
Author:Kidd, C.V.
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:higher education
foreign students
Educational opportunities
Abstract:This statistical study provides some of the facts relevant to the general policy issues faced by sub-Saharan African countries in connection with study abroad. Some of the highlights of the study are: 1) the number of university students from the 39 sub-Saharan countries enrolled in 1985 in foreign universities (92,543) was 20 percent of total (domestic and foreign) enrolment; 2) eleven countries accounted for 68 percent of all students from sub-Saharan Africa abroad in 1985; 3) France is host to the largest number of university students from sub-Saharan Africa, the USA to the second largest number; 4) the outstanding characteristic of the distribution by field of study of the sub-Saharan students in the USA is the heavy concentration in business management; 5) two-thirds of all foreign students in American universities in 1986/87 reported that personal and family funds were their primary sources of funds; 6) the cost of educating African students abroad is so large that more attention to assessing the return to individuals and nations is warranted; 7) the great majority of the students return home.