chapter  9
Managing public universities in Africa in the 1990s and beyond; the human aspect of the challenge with special reference to the Copperbelt University, Zambia
WithGeorge K Simwinga
Pages 12

This chapter focuses on the human aspect of the challenge. It explains the main pressure groups in the university which have and are likely to play a pivotal role in the management of public universities in the foreseeable future. The chapter explores the areas of conflict and some salient demands often made by the interest groups in a university community and the Copperbelt University in particular. It attempts to prescribe in general terms what needs to be done when dealing with human resource factors in managing a public university and beyond, in order to ensure stability and good governance. By widening and including representatives of all the major, critical and appropriate interest groups on key governing bodies such as Senate and Council. The success of ensuring good governance in managing universities will depend to a large measure on how well the Administration meets the basic needs of the various interest groups.