Chika Trevor Sehoole, Jenny J. Lee

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This book is contextualised in an emerging and significant body of research that explores and differentiates educational migration from the perspective of non-Western and economically developing countries. The study on which this book is based sought to examine the phenomenon of intra-African student mobility and the rationales that inform this phenomenon, with a particular focus on seven African countries, namely South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt. The analysis of the survey shows that based on the three highest country respondents (South Africa, Uganda and Kenya), there is evidence of regional mobility, whereby in each of the three countries, the majority of students came from a country which shares a border with a host country. Further survey results report on African students’ reasons for studying in the African country and host institution, information sources, financial sources, areas of satisfaction, educational outcomes and future plans. Emergent qualitative themes from each of the case countries are then previewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
ISSN (Print)2662-4214
ISSN (Electronic)2662-4222

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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