Access to Optometric Education: Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Moodley VR, Loughman J, Naidoo KS

Series/Journal Title:

Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal

Volume:

5

Issue:

3

Pages:

7

Description:

Access to education was identified as a key international priority by UNESCO as far back as 1998 when it called for “equality of access”. A qualitative research design framed in phenomenology was used to conduct structured
interviews with academic leaders in optometry across SSA. Finance for tuition and student maintenance,
lack of knowledge of optometry and optometrists, high admission criteria, limited spaces at institutions, poor
mathematics and science results, gender inequalities and geographical location were cited as barriers to
optometric education. [adapted from abstract]

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Geographic Focus

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