African education needs change

Although more and more young Africans have access to education, far too many of the continent’s most promising students will never reach university. Just 6% of sub-Saharan Africans will receive a university education – substantially less than around 50% in more developed economies. As Africa’s business landscape evolves, so must its education system.

 

Visa free travel and new institutions should be encouraged

As more and more indigenous companies are getting recognition in industries like the natural resources sector, the demand for local graduates is increasing. According to Benedict Peters, Africa’s most innovative universities must be brought closer to Africa’s most promising students. African states should allow visa free travel for educational purposes, and Africa’s top universities should be incentivized to establish new hubs and facilities across the continent.

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