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Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education

Tumuheki, P. B., Zeelen, J. & Openjuru, G. L., 2016, In : International Journal of Lifelong Education. p. 102-117 16 p.

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Tumuheki, P. B., Zeelen, J., & Openjuru, G. L. (2016). Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 102-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2016.1165745

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Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko ; Zeelen, Jacobus ; Openjuru, George L. / Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education. In: International Journal of Lifelong Education. 2016 ; pp. 102-117.

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Tumuheki, PB, Zeelen, J & Openjuru, GL 2016, 'Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education', International Journal of Lifelong Education, pp. 102-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2016.1165745

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Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education. / Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko; Zeelen, Jacobus; Openjuru, George L.

In: International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016, p. 102-117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vancouver

Tumuheki PB, Zeelen J, Openjuru GL. Motivations for participation in higher education: narratives of non-traditional students at Makerere University in Uganda, InternationalJournal of Lifelong Education. International Journal of Lifelong Education. 2016;102-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2016.1165745


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