His presence on Monday at the annual meeting for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities here indicated that broad fears about the economy—even about aspects only tangentially related to higher education—are a top concern of college administrators.
Private colleges bolstered financial aid and decreased selectivity to help sustain enrollment in a downward economy, but a significant number still expect tuition and fee revenues to decline this year, according to a survey released today by Moody’s Investors Service.
Private providers of higher education have welcomed a North Gauteng High Court ruling that the Department of Higher Education could not stop a local company from assisting foreign universities in providing education in SA.
The fast-growing group of millionaire private college and university presidents hit a new record in recent years, and it's likely more college leaders will make seven-figure salaries once the slumping economy rebounds.
The Federal Government last week announced the granting of licences to enable seven new private universities to operate. With that approval, the number of recognised universities in the country rose to ninety-six, thirty-four of them private.
Armed with a Sh500 million war chest in funds, partly raised through a private placement, the Kenya School of Professional Studies is set to expand its facilities after getting the green light to operate as a private university.
Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) are having mixed feelings about the push for the rating system for higher education institutions (Setara) programme, which will be made compulsory next year.
With a target of 75,000 foreign students registering at private institutions of higher learning by next year, the Higher Education Ministry has been talking with providers on ways to make Malaysia a regional hub of excellence, writes KOH SOO LING.