What is it about?

This article presents a historical overview and highlights significant advancements in the education and training of archives and records management (ARM) professionals in Africa and examines the major obstacles currently encountered by educators and trainers.

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Why is it important?

The article highlights the wide range of institutions and qualifications available in archives and records management across Africa. It illustrates this diversity by focusing on the growth of universities, using Kenya as a case study. This expansion has undoubtedly created more opportunities for education and training in the field. However, it is essential to assess its effect on the overall quality of these programs.


The article proposes enhancing graduate-level education and engaging in international research as a means to address the potential risks associated with the quality of ARM education and training.

Dr Shadrack Katuu
University of South Africa

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This page is a summary of: The development of archives and records management education and training in Africa – challenges and opportunities, Archives and Manuscripts, May 2015, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/01576895.2015.1050677.
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