The monitoring of the higher education market in Africa

africa-4The monitoring of higher education market in a week lets to reveal the following trends in the development of higher education in Africa:

  1. Domesticdemand for higher education remains high. Many national universities are not able to satisfy the demand for education. As a result, African applicants have to realize their educationalrequirements
  2. The main disadvantage of local higher educationis stilla low level ofquality of services. There is also a disparity between the level of local education and demands of the labor market and global economic requirements.
  3. African governments recognize the need to continuously improve the level of funding for higher education. This taskis carried outin practicein the form ofpublic-private initiativesand international programs.
  4. There is a particular interest in thedevelopment of socialsciences and humanities, as a means ofsolving the acuteproblemsof the Africa.
  5. TheAfrican regionis promising forthe establishmentof foreigncontacts on theone hand. On the other handit is still dangerousbecause of the unstablesocial and political situationin some countries.
  6. Thenational universitiesfollow thecourseof internaltransformations and

At the same time, the analysis of QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 indicates compliance with international standards and indicators for a number of universities in Africa: University of Cape Town – 171 place; Stellenbosch University – 302, University of the Witwatersrand – 331, American University of Cairo – 345.

From 501 to 701 positions in the ranking also includes: Cairo University, Rhodes University, University of Pretoria, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Johannesburg, Ain Shams University.

By Yuliia Brylo