More than 25 years, researchers have observed that an insufficient understanding and mastering of related concepts to leadership and lifelong learning has not much contributed to the much-desired development in higher education. This chapter discusses the way in which past reforms of higher education in Democratic Republic of Congo have been conducted, and how its development was jeopardized by deep misunderstanding of the concept and principles of leadership and lifelong learning. Preliminary findings from the analysis of the experience of reforms in higher education may suggest strategies that could successfully apply to any future reforms of the higher education system in Democratic Republic of Congo. Leaders could also learn from a lifelong learning process that ought to exercise a strong political will and courage to shift from the model inherited from a colonial system.
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