Over one thousand representatives of universities across the continent are expected to converge in Accra from 5th to 8th June to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Association of African Uniniversties (AAU).
The event, which coincides with the 14th General Conference of the Association, is on the theme “[email protected], Achievements, challenges and prospects for sustainable Development.”
The conference among other things would also discuss higher education as a vital tool for the promotion and retrenchment for democratic governance on the continent.
Critical topics to be discussed include, promotion of Science and Technology, curriculum reform to make African graduate to be entrepreneurs and more employable and mobilising resources for higher education in Africa amongst others.
According to the General Secretary of the AAU, Prof Etienne E. Ehile, over 500 executives from academia and industry players across the continent will be in attendance to discuss and shape the way forward for Africa higher education, in line with African Union’s Agenda 2063.
It will be hosted by the government of Ghana, the National Council for Tertiary Education and the Vice Chancellors Association of Ghana.