Thursday 14th March 2019 will remain imprinted on the minds of many – this is the day when the maiden 2019 African Universities Olympics event was officially opened during an electrifying, superbly organized and glamorous ceremony held at the Main Sports Stadium of the Military College in Cairo, Egypt.
The Association of African Universities North Africa Regional Office (AAU NARO) was launched at a high-level, colourful and well attended ceremony hosted by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt on the 12th March 2019. Al-Azhar University, which was founded in October 975 AD, is a founding member of the Association of Africa Universities.
The much-anticipated opening ceremony for the Africa Centres of Excellence for Development Impact Project was held on the morning of Wednesday 20th February 2019 at Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
At least 450 Higher Education stakeholders (representing over 30 nationalities) gathered in Djibouti to attend a string of meetings under the banner of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project from 18 – 26 February 2019.
Confucius, a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher is quoted as having said “I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand”. This statement links very well with the concept of being innovative in teaching. Clearly innovative methods of teaching and learning require a total mindset change in terms of the roles of the professors and the learners.
The Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) on behalf of the Governing Board and African Universities, expresses our profound shock at the passing of Ghana's Nobel Peace Laureate and her finest international diplomat of all-time, Busumru Dr. Kofi Annan, which sad event occurred in the early hours of Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Berne, Switzerland. He was 80.
Ouagadougou, 7 May 2018. The very first "Higher Education Student Fair" of the African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) was held today on the campus of the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. All the 22 ACEs financed by the World Bank and hosted by universities in 9 West and Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) attended the event.
The AAU Secretariat will be running the "Coding Skills for Everyone" 2-day workshop in Accra Ghana from 15-16 August 2018. This workshop targets high school students and anyone above 13 years old. Coding literacy is becoming equivalent to reading and writing literacy. It is therefore important that everyone has some understanding of what coding entails.
Ashesi University (one of the members of the Association of African Universities) is a pioneer in blending the liberal arts and sciences in Africa – and is also recognised across the world as a model for Higher Education on the African continent. The 2nd Education Collaborative Annual Workshop will be hosted by Ashesi University, in Berekuso, Ghana from 25-29 June 2018. The focus of this workshop will be on “Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms”. We are inviting Provosts, Heads of Department, Faculty, Teachers/Facilitators, and Faculty Trainers from Higher Educational Institutions across Africa and the world to come and learn how to: make learning relatable, make learning engaging and make learning relevant and current.