The institutional crisis of the University of the Transkei

SOURCE: Politikon
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.M.Habib
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, HIGHER EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION, HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITIES, UNIVERSITY OF TRANSKEI
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1840

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Abstract

The principal thesis of this article is that the University of Transkei's (UNITRA's) institutional crisis can bets be understood as a product of the dialectical interplay of structural and agential variables. The primary structural factor informing its crisis is UNITRA's location in the institutional landscape of higher education - a location that confines it to servicing financially poor and academically disadvantaged students.