Sub-Saharan Africa

New agreement aims to expand online learning in Africa

Population growth, a massive expansion in access to basic education, and growing household incomes are all contributing to tremendous growth in the demand for higher...

The employability challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

The British Council recently released the results of a three-year study on university education and graduate employability in four notable markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Universities,...

New African passport to boost mobility within the continent

The African Union has introduced a new passport designed to provide visa-free access to each of its 54 member-states (that is, all African nations except...

Ghana emerging as an important sending market in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has become an increasingly important region for international student recruitment, and is home to a number of significant emerging markets, notably Nigeria and...

South Africa’s language schools face declining enrolment due to immigration policy

South Africa has emerged as an increasingly popular regional and global destination for students in recent years, due to its appeal as a “stepping stone...

Demand for job skills heating up in Africa

Africa has the fastest-growing middle class on the planet and accounted for nine of the 15 fastest-growing economies in the world in 2014. The McKinsey...

African summit calls for major expansion of higher education

The African Higher Education Summit concluded last week with an action plan to dramatically increase higher education participation across the continent over the next 50...

New report argues that international students in France should pay full fees

Foreign students enrolled with French higher education institutions currently receive a significant tuition subsidy from the French government. In fact, a recent economic impact study...

Nigeria projected to be one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for postgraduate studies

At some point in the early part of this decade, Nigeria surpassed Morocco as the leading source of internationally mobile students in Africa. UNESCO tells...

Market Snapshot: Angola

Perched along the southwest coast of Africa, Angola is a country that had conjured up images of a decades-long civil war, and a nation struggling...

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