Emmanuel Ojo

Emmanuel Ojo
University of the Witwatersrand | wits · Social and Economic Sciences Division

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr Emmanuel Ojo currently works at the Social and Economic Sciences Division, University of the Witwatersrand. Emmanuel does research in Higher Education. Their current project is 'Entreprenership and (in) education - special issue'.
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January 2009 - September 2020
University of the Witwatersrand
Position
  • Senior Lecturer

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Publications (25)
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A strong, well-educated, and committed professoriate is a necessary requisite to guarantee the future of academia. Given the fact that by its nature the academic profession is finite in the supply of labor, and that labor laws that govern recruitment of academics in each country have to be followed, there is often a constant need to replace the agi...
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Our primary aim with this article is to explore the foundational role of context and culture on corporate responsibility expectations in South Africa. The secondary aim is to develop an assessment and analysis tool that captures adequately the influence of context and culture on corporate responsibility expectations, which may be adapted to study c...
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Rather than paying attention to the specific approaches emerging from different contexts, current debates tend to privilege Western-universalizing concepts of internationalisation, unproblematically accepted as globally established truths. In South Africa, where the legacy of isolation and the dominance of Eurocentricism in academia have inspired c...
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This paper concerns the internationalisation of higher education, and presents specifically the results of an empirical study of postgraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. The work uses a qualitative methodology – phenomenography – that aims to explore the qualitatively different ways in which a group of people expe...
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This mixed methods research study explored how emergency remote teaching and learning, enacted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, impacted university students. We asked: What, if any, challenges did students face that hindered their ability to learn successfully online? In Spring 2021, a Qualtrics survey was emailed to 1,481 undergraduate...
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The purpose of this meta-methods study was to examine challenges experienced by students that hinder their ability successfully to learn online during the emergency remote teaching of a South African University that began in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, 4,419 students completed an online questionnaire. Analyses of the open...
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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted all education sectors significantly during the full global lockdown between March and June 2020, including the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. During this period, the authors jointly led nine researchers who were postgraduate students in six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries (Bots...
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There is an ongoing argument about the next pandemics and when possibility this could be. Increasingly as the debate continues even as nations across the world are striving to vaccinate the populace to be able to have herd immunity as soon as possible, global higher education must find a way to make a hybrid approach to higher education teaching, l...
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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted all education sectors significantly during the full global lockdown between March and June 2020, including the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. During this period, the authors jointly led nine researchers who were postgraduate students in six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries (Bots...
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The purpose of this meta-methods study (i.e., involving the full[er] integration of multiple methods research approaches and mixed methods research approaches) was to examine challenges experienced by students at Stellenbosch University that hinder their ability successfully to learn online during the emergency remote teaching that began in April 2...
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On 18 March 2020, all South African universities and colleges were closed due to the COVID-19 virus. By early April, 10 universities announced that they were planning to resume teaching and learning online, including the University of the Witwatersrand (i.e., Wits University), Johannesburg, which is the joint highest ranked university in Africa. Th...
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This study used local case studies in six SADC countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) during the COVID-19 lockdown and desktop research to investigate the links between emergent livelihoods, decent work and skills development. The key question asked was, ‘What are the meanings and manifestations of sustainable...
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This article analyses the patterns of international academic mobility in higher education with particular focus on academic staff. Using the ‘pull and push factors’ as a conceptual framework, it argues that the patterns of international academic staff mobility follow the pattern of international cross-border migrants. These are driven mainly by the...
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This article analyses patterns of international academic mobility and the experiences of foreign staff at South African higher education institutions. Using the "pull and push factors" as a conceptual framework, it argues that the patterns of international academic staff mobility follow the pattern of international cross-border migrants. These are...
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In view of the on-going global debate about the economics curriculum and its teaching, this paperexplores how the faculty responsible for teaching introductory economics at a South Africanuniversity understand learning and teaching of their subject. We have adopted a qualitativeresearch approach, phenomenography, to complement what we already know...
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This article argues that there are disjunctures between theory and practice related to the integration of refugee students in higher education. Using a theoretical approach, the article explores policy and approaches to refugee integration and identifies the causes of the theory–practice disjunctures. It suggests a framework that other researchers...
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The book is a must read for policy makers, academics, university administrators and post graduate research students in the broad field of education and in higher education studies in particular. The book brings together a wealth of information regarding the imperatives of transformation in Africa’s higher education systems. Not only do some of the...
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This chapter provides a broad overview of the central concepts of sustainable transformation in a globalizing world. The theme of transformation is an overarching idea for the rest of the book. It argues specifically that HE in Africa no longer has the luxury of maintaining the status quo. Its peripheralisation in the global context of the academy...
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Universities across the world are forging new paths to sustainability. In many private and public institutions, sustainability has become an integral part of higher education governance structure, policy articulations, curricula reforms and programmes implementation. In this chapter, the authors offer explanation on how the changing economic, socia...
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This chapter provides a broad overview of the central concepts of sustainable transformation in a globalizing world. The theme of transformation is an overarching idea for the rest of the book. It argues specifically that HE in Africa no longer has the luxury of maintaining the status quo. Its peripheralisation in the global context of the academy...
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Economics is a discipline that ought, at its best, to explain the world and its complexities. Unlike physics, it is not an exact science. Due to its nature as a social sciences, lecturers must assist students to understand the complex relationships between companies, governments, consumers and diverse stakeholders. They also need to guide their stu...
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Africa’s universities are also growing rapidly. In 1999, there were around 3.53 million students on the continent. By 2012, that figure had trebled to 9.54 million. However, they must learn from more developed nations’ successes and failures to ensure that their massification is not just haphazard. Massification needs policy, planning and funding....
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This paper maps out the wider domain of ICT education and the challenges it poses to higher education in SA. It starts with a catalogue of major initiatives undertaken by government in its efforts to reposition South Africa into a leader in ICT in education in Africa. It scrutinises competing discourses that dominate both national and international...

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Dear Colleagues,
A consortium of academics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa are interested in partnering on the International Research Training Groups (IRTGs). The focus is on regular exchanges of academic staff and doctoral students for the purposes of joint research and training. We are currently looking for a possible partner. Should you know of one, Kindly inbox me.
Thank you.
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Regards,
Emmanuel Ojo, Ph.D.

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