City-focused higher education does not help growth – Study

According to a study released on Wednesday 8 June, higher education establishments in Guinea-Bissau are almost entirely located in the city of Bissau and the courses provided do not contribute to the objectives of development and poverty reduction, reports LUSA.

The Study Diagnosis of Higher Education and Scientific Research: Opportunities and recommendations report, prepared by the Faith and Cooperation Foundation (FEC) and funded by the European Union, is the first of its kind carried out in the country.

According to the study, the higher education network “has a strongly imbalanced territorial distribution” and “has consequences at the level of equity of the system because of the expenses that are necessary to move to Bissau to study, which are crucial for access to higher education and for the growth of the sector”.
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