Development and the Right to Education in Africa

Authors: Onuora-Oguno, A.C.

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  • Carefully examines access to the right to basic education in Africa
  • Develops a comparative analysis of education in Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda
  • Reviews budgetary challenges and corruption in relation to education
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About this book

This book is about the right to basic education and its impact on development in Africa. It focuses on the elusive subject of litigating the right to education by examining jurisprudence from select African countries and India. The project further analyses the various challenges that impede access to education, with the attendant lack of political will to curb corruption, and calls for the building of strong institutions and the involvement of both state and non-state actors in driving development via education. It also covers the scope for legal practitioners and policy makers, and supports institutional framework in realizing the right to basic education.


About the authors

Azubike C Onuora-Oguno is Senior Lecturer in Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and Researcher with the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also Solicitor and Advocate for the Nigerian Supreme Court. Dr. Onuora-Oguno has written widely on rights to basic education, children's rights, and other areas of law.


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“Nothing is more important to the economic and political development of a democratic society, and especially of a developing nation, than the education of its citizenry. This book well documents this point and argues convincingly for the legislative measures and judicial interventions needed to make a quality education for all in African nations a reality.  It should be read by all those involved in this effort.” (Thomas Kleven, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, USA)

“The book is a must read for students and practitioners alike.” (Wahab O Egbewole Professor of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria)

“Does a brilliant job of intricately weaving the intersections of law, jurisprudence and existing policy frameworks to unmask overlooked questions on education as a fundamental human right. This book will be of interest to educationist, governments, human rights lawyers, students and policymakers who are interested in understanding how multiple intersecting factors impact education in Africa.” (Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, Assistant Professor, Howard University, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Right to Development and Education: An Introductory Note

    Pages 1-7

    Onuora-Oguno, Dr. A. C.

  • Theoretical Framework and Benefits of Basic Education

    Pages 9-54

    Onuora-Oguno, Dr. A. C.

  • Obstacles Affecting Access to Basic Education

    Pages 55-87

    Onuora-Oguno, Dr. A. C.

  • Beyond Nomenclature: Special Education or Inclusive Education—Advocating Quality Basic Education

    Pages 89-108

    Onuora-Oguno, Dr. A. C.

  • African Perspective of Education: A Catalyst for the Desired Africa of Tomorrow?

    Pages 109-122

    Onuora-Oguno, Dr. A. C.

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07994-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Development and the Right to Education in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90335-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90335-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90334-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07994-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 239
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