An imperial enterprise: The making and breaking of the University of East Africa, 1949–1969

  title={An imperial enterprise: The making and breaking of the University of East Africa, 1949–1969},
  author={Michael Mwenda Kithinji},
  journal={Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes africaines},
  pages={195 - 214}
  • M. Kithinji
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • History
  • Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines
This article examines the evolution of the inter-territorial university policy in East Africa that culminated in the establishment of the regional University of East Africa (UEA) serving Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania; it further explores the causes of the collapse of the regional university in the late 1960s. The inauguration of the UEA in June 1963 exemplified the determination by Britain to maintain its influence in East Africa as the region entered the independence era. Britain sought to use… 

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