Universities urged to increase enrolment numbersThe Observer.
A recent report by the Turkey-based World Bulletin cites statistics published by Professor Mayunga Nkunya, executive secretary for the Inter-University Council for East Africa, who says there are 720,000 students in East Africa's 178 universities. According to this study, only 4.2% of youths in the 18-25 age bracket have access to university education, while 6.4% are enrolled in non-university tertiary training institutions.
"These enrolment rates are not only the lowest in Africa, but [the lowest] in the world," said Nkunya. "Education [officials] and stakeholders, as well as policy-makers, must address this crisis."
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