Before the turn of the 21st century university education was de-emphasized across Africa in favor of primary education. But the population of sub-Saharan Africa has almost tripled in the last 40 years. More Africans than ever are completing secondary education. The number seeking university education is up from 1% of the population in 1970 to 6% today—though this number varies country to country.
It is now recognized that rapidly expanding economies also need university graduates. Private and public universities in Africa are starting and expanding at an incredible pace, but it is impossible for qualified African faculty to fill the needed positions, especially in fields where advanced training has been limited, government and the private sector compete for limited talent and the “brain-drain” has taken potential faculty out of Africa.
African leaders and church leaders are asking for help in transforming their communities—through development, not charity.
Are you willing to aide this effort for Africa from Europe or America?
Are you willing to consider spending a portion of your career in Africa?
Are you willing to consider helping Burundi through Hope Africa University?
University Teaching in Africa
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