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Review slams research in Angolan universities

A review of Angola's higher education system has criticised the country's universities for lacking research focus and for operating with poorly-qualified academic staff.

The review found that universities spend “very little” time on research, with most focusing on teaching. Lecturers were found to be under-qualified and also spread themselves too thin, working at up to three universities at once.

Lecturers were found wanting in their relationships with students, who the review says receive little feedback and attention. The review finds that, like their counterparts in South Africa, Angolan students are buckling under the strain of exorbitant university fees.

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