How will Africa’s universities emerge from the depths of COVID-19?

PUBLISHED: Wed, 13 May 2020 22:02:39 GMT

According to The Economist, in 2019, 8m or 9% of young people in Sub-Saharan Africa attended tertiary education, including vocational colleges and universities. That is almost double the 4% that did so in 2000 but it is well below the global average of 32%. With the cases of COVID-19 rising on the continent and several countries in lockdown how has and will this change? How will higher education emerge from the depths of COVID-19 and what does the uncertain future hold for it? Find out on this virtual panel discussion.

Date: 19th May 2020

Time: 2pm CAT

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Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Education Minister of Ghana

Dan Adkins CEO of Transnational Academic Group

Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School Africa

Prof Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General of African Research Universities Alliance


  • Will online education supersede on campus learning?
  • Access & affordability
  • Payment holidays
  • What measures are in place to help universities & students survive COVID-19 & lockdowns?
  • Rebuilding the higher education industry for tomorrow

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