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.
The East Africa Regional Office for the Association of African Universities (AAU) was launched in Khartoum Sudan on the 14th March 2018. Other AAU regional offices will be launched in North Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa. The main goal of the AAU East Africa Regional Office is to increase the impact of AAU activities in East Africa and maximize the benefits of AAU to the membership universities in East Africa.