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Harmonization of higher education in Africa: a strategy for the African Union

COMEDAF, Bureau of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union

Abstract:
The African Union (AU) has a vision for integration, peace, prosperity and peerage in the global community.  It regards education as a key instrument in achieving its vision of developing quality human resources and contributing towards increased mobility of Africans around the continent. The AU Commission has embarked on a process of developing a framework for harmonization of Higher Education Programmes in Africa. The rationale for this is based on the belief that such an initiative will help to foster cooperation in information exchange, harmonization of procedures and policies, attainment of comparability among qualifications, and possibly the standardization of curricula, so as to facilitate professional mobility for both employment and further study.  A research report on harmonization in higher education in Africa was prepared and provides the context for this Strategy document.  This document discusses the context, rationale, purposes, goals and principles of harmonization.  It also provides a framework for the AU HEP harmonization strategy.   

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Title of Paper: Harmonization of higher education in Africa: a strategy for the African Union


Date:2007
Document Type:Other
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Higher Education, Frameworks, Policy, Higher Education Systems, Qualifications Framework, Accreditation, Student Mobility, Internationalisation of Higher Education, Harmonisation


File Size:239 KB
Date Added:04 October 2007


COMEDAF, Bureau of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (2007). Harmonization of higher education in Africa: a strategy for the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29-31 May, 2007.