The Idea of a University in the Post-Covid-19 World


  • Puleng LenkaBula


Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.

Arundhati Roy, Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction, 2020

Author Biography

Puleng LenkaBula

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of South Africa




How to Cite

LenkaBula, P. (2022). The Idea of a University in the Post-Covid-19 World. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 10(2), 97–102. Retrieved from



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