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Title:Shared Governance and Leadership in African Universities: Experiences from Mzuzu University, Malawi and Amoud University, Somaliland
Authors:Nur-Awaleh, Mohamed A.
Mtegha, Dorothy M.
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:educational management
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
Management, Public Administration
Universities and colleges
College administrators
Mzuzu University
Amoud University
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24484600
Abstract:This paper examines the application of shared governance structures and leadership styles in African universities, specifically Mzuzu University in Malawi and Amoud University in Somaliland. First, background information on Mzuzu and Amoud universities and their governance structure is presented. This is followed by a description and analysis of data on teamwork, job satisfaction, and shared decisionmaking, taking into account limitations such as the brain drain and serious difficulties in recruiting and retaining Somali faculty members. Finally, the paper provides recommendations for African universities which are faced with similar problems of shared governance, and information about the ways in which university governance can be modified in order to increase the success of higher education institutions in rapidly changing scientific and societal circumstances. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]