Monthly Archives: October 1999

Sifting wheat from chaff



 By Zubeida Mustafa

IT is college admission season. Look up the newspapers and you find them flooded with ads inviting applications for admission to impressive-sounding institutes, colleges and even universities claiming affiliation with foreign universities with all kinds of fancy names, mainly American and British.

Is this a manifestation of the process the Guardian of London dubbed as the “internationalization of higher education”? Partially, yes. In Britain they term it as trade in knowledge and skills. The white man’s burden is still around it would appear and the education sector needs the most help. Continue reading Sifting wheat from chaff