The Education Systems of Africa

Living reference work

Part of the Global Education Systems book series (GES)

Table of contents

  1. Vimbi Petrus Mahlangu
  2. Babajide Gboyega Abidogun, Muraina Adeniyi Lamidi, Aderemi Folashade Adebowale
  3. Caitlin Reid, Anton Kok
  4. Kolawole Samuel Adeyemo, Nevensha Sing, Adeniran Gregory Adewusi

About this book


This research handbook provides meaningful coverage on current trends in the dynamic education systems of Africa. It presents the main findings on current issues in the education systems from different African countries. Specifically, it examines education policies and what can be done differently by African nations to strengthen these policies. The objective is to highlight African nations’ capacity to address issues of social justice to generate ideas that can help translate the increasing strengths of the continent into achieving sustainable development.


Education Systems of Africa Education Policy social justice in education sustainable development quality of life in Africa training policies educational access public expenditure on education teacher-student ratio compulsory education gender ratio for school enrollment tertiary education gross enrollment ratio agencies of government gender discrimination

About the authors

Dr KS Adeyemo is senior Lecturer in the Department of Education Management and Policy Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Educational Management from the Cavite State University, Philippines, and did his postdoc at the University of Pretoria. He is a researcher of higher education with a particular focus on issues of quality assurance in higher education regionalisation in the Global South. His main area of research focuses on system dynamics of higher education with a particular interest in quality assurance. These two strands enable him to contribute to the field of higher education and issue of employment or skill gaps over the last 10 years. His most recent research project is aimed at attempting the complex systems of higher education using quantitative research designs to frame and discuss complex issues of quality in higher education and unemployment. His research focuses on what can be done to fully understand the role of higher education, and how lack of understanding may persist in creating communication barriers between private and public sectors and the unemployed. His research has been published in high impact international journals, books and in books chapters. He is also an Assistant Editor for Journal of International Students.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Education Systems of Africa
  • Editors Kolawole Samuel Adeyemo
  • Series Title Global Education Systems
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Education Systems
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43042-9
  • Series ISSN 2570-2262
  • Series E-ISSN 2570-2270
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 513
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Curriculum Studies