Research targeted at academic promotion unproductive for African development, says AAU

Michael Egbejule, Benin City and Ibe Wada/Guardian newspaper  The Association of African Universities (AAU) has called on researchers in African universities to embark on researches that are targeted at problem solving and not to gain promotion. The secretary general of AAU, Prof. Etienne Ehile`, said although African institutions are doing great in terms of research, there is need for improvement to enhance development in the region. Ehile who was represented by Dr. Violet Makuku, the project officer, harmonization of African higher education quality assurance and accreditation, spoke at the all…

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